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^^"^ H E 

NIGHT- 

VV A L IC E R, 

OR THE 

LIT T he THIEF. 

C O ME D Y, 

As it was preftnted by her Ma;cfties 

Servants , at the Private Houfe in 
DRURY-LANE. 



Written by John Fletchery Gent. 




LONDON, 

Printed for Andrew Croo\^ l66i* 



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THE 



HIGH T-fV A t K 



LIT J LB THIEF. 



Adus primus, Scena prima. 

Enttr Tom Lurcher and lack H^ildhaini 

JLHrt. 

IAcke. 
Wild. What windc brought thee hither ? 
In what hollow tree, or rotten wall 
Haft thou been like a Swallow all this Winter^ 
Where haft thou been man ? 
Lur. Following the Plow. 
fVtld. What plow? Thouhaftno Land, 
Stealing is thy own purchafe. Lur* The bcft inheritance^ 

Wild^ Not in my opinion, 
Thou hadft five hundred pound a year, *Tis gene, 

Picthce no more on't, have I not told thee, 
And oftentimes, nature made all men equal> 
Her dip ribution to each child alike ; 
Till labour ca me and thru ft a new V/ ill iti. 
Which I allc iv not : till men won a priviledgc 
By that they call endeavour, which indeed 
Is nothing but a la vvful Cofenage, 




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The Night^mlksr^ or 
An allowed way to chcat> why flhould niy neighbour 
That hath no more foiil than his Horfe-kceper> 
Nor bounteous faculties abojre a Broom-man, 
Have fourtythoufand^pQundj and Ifour groats J 
Why (houid he keep it ? ykilU Thy old opinion ftilU. 

Lnr. Why (hould that Scrivener 
That ne're writrealon in his hfe, nor any thing 
That time ere gloried in, that never knew 
How to keep any curtefie conccal'd, 
But Noverir4 univerfi mult piocjaimjc^ „ 
Purchafe perpetufiUyyand la ralcaL : 
Confider chis, why iliould that mouldy Cobler 
Marry his daughter to a wealthy Merchant, 

And give five choufand pound, is this good juftice ? 

Becaufe he has a tougher conRitution ; 

Can feed upon old fongs^ and fave his money, 

Therefore muft I go beg? Wil* What s this to thee ? 

Thou canrt not mend, if thou beeft determin'd 

To rob all like a tyrant, yet take heed 

And catch you in a Nooze. tiHr* lam noWood-cockj 

He that ihall fit down frighted with that foolery "^"^ *^ 

Is not worth pity , let me alone to fhuffle, 

Thou art for wenching. fVil. For beauty I, a fafe courfe, 

Nohalcer hangs inthe way, I defie it. 
Lnr, But a worfe fate, a wilfijl poverty, 

For where thou gainft by one that indeed loves thee, 

A thoufand will draw from thee, 'tis thy deftiny ; 

One is a kind of weeping croft I^ck^ , 

A gentle purgatory, do not fling at all, 

You'lc pay the Box fo often, tii] you perifh. 

^//. Take you no care for chat fir, 'tis my plealurci^ 

I will imploy my wits a great deal fafter 

Then you fhall do your fingcrs^and my Loves, 

If I miftake not , (kail prove riper harvcft \ 

Andhandfomer, and come within lefs danger.. 

Where's thy young filler? ^ * 
Lfir. I know not where (he is, j[hc is not worth caring fory 

She has no wit. 



ThlittkThitf. 
Oh you dbe nibliflg Wuh her, 
She's far enough I hope, I know fiot where ^ 
She's not worth caring for, a fullen thing, 
She Wo*d not take my counfel I^ch^y 
And fo I parted from her, 

WtU Leave her to her wants ? 

Lur* I gave her a little money what I could fpare, 
She had a mind to th* Countrey, she is turn'd 
By this feme Farriers dairy maid,I may meet her 
Riding from market one day 'cwixt her Dorfersj 
If I do, by this hand I wo not fpare 
Her butter pence, 

WiL Thou wilt not rob thy fiftcr. 

Lur* She fhall account me for her Egges and Checfes; 

WU. A pretty Girle, did not old Algrip love her f 
A very pretty ©irle /he was. L«r. Somefuchthing> 

But he was too wife jo faften j jet her pafs^ . ^ ^ 

Will Then where*! tliy Mi(^^^ ? 

L/>r/ Where you fha'noc find her, 
Nor know what ttufl^e flie is made on, no indeed fir, 
I chofe her not for your ufe. 'Wil. Sure Qie is handfome. 

Iluy. Yes indeed is fhe,<lie is very handibme^but that's all one. 

Wil* You'Ie come toth' marriage. ......^^^. X^ 

Wd. Now, now, thTy are come from Church now. 

L//r. Any great preparation, 
Does ]\xfikt Al^ripe mew his power. 

fVtl. Very glorious, and glorious people there. - 

Lur. I may meet with him yet e're 1 dye as cunningas he i^, 

J^fl. You may do good Tom at the marriage. 
We have plate and^^ tm. Do you no- harm fir ; 

For ye? me thinEs the marriage Qiould be marVl 
If thou n^aifl have thy wflTTBrcwel,. fay nothing. Exit. 
Enter GentUmen. 

iVil. You are welcome noble friends, i . I thank you fir. 
Nephew to the old Lady, his name is Wddhrain^ 
And wild his befl condition. a. I have heard of him, 
I pray ye tell me fir, is young (Ji€aria merry 
After her marriage rites ? does fhc look lively ? 



7he Night-ipfAlkiYyCr 

[ow docs flie like herman? Wil. Very fcuivdyi 
nd as untowardly she prepares her idf, 
ut 'cis mine Aunts will, that this duUmcttal 
Muft be mixt with her to allay her handfomcncfs, 
I . Had Htartlove no faft friends ? 
Wil. His means are little, 
And where thole littles are, as little comforts 
Ever keep company : I know ftiQ loves him, 

His memory beyond the hopes of 

Beyond the Jfjdies in his mouldy Cabinets, 

But *cis her unhandfomc fate. Enter HeArthvf. 

I. I amforry for*c, 
Here comes poor Trank,'y nay we are friends, ftart not Sir, 
Wc fee you'r willow and are forry for'c, 

though it be a wedding we are half mourners. 
Fr. Good Gentlemen remember not my fortunes, 
They arc not to be help'd by words. Wil. Look up man, 

proper fenfible fellow an^fhrinkfor a Wench, 
^re there no more ? or is (he all ihe handfomencfs ? 

f r. Prcthee leave fooling. Wil. Prethee leave thou whining, 
Have maids forgot to love ? Fr. You are injurious* 
^iU Let 'em alone a while, theile follow thee* 

1 , Come good frank^ 

Forget now, iince there is no remedy, 

e/4'nd fhew a merry face, as wife men would do. 

2. Be a free gueft,and think not of thofe palfages.' 

Wfl. Think how to nick him home , thou knowcft /lie dotes 
Grarf me a dainty medler on his crabftocke ; (on thee j 

Pay me the dreaming puppy • 

Fr. Well, make your mirth, the whllft I bear my mifcry s 
Honeft minds would have better thoughts. 

Wil. I am her kinfman, 
jitid love her well, am tender of her youth, 
Yet honeft Frank,^ before I would have that ftinkard. 
That Walking rotten tombe, enjoy her maidenhead. 

Fr. Prethee leave mocking, jff//. Prethee FrAnk^t\\tv^ me, 
Go to confider, harkc, they knock to dinner. K^cckjvHhin. 
Come wo't chou go ? 

%. Iprtthcc 



Thi tittle Theefe. 

%. I preethee franks go with us, 
«/fnd laugh and dance as wc do, Fr. You are light Gentleman, 
Nothing to weigh your hearts ,pray give me leave^ 
He come and fee, and take my leave. 

ml. Wee'Ic look for y ou, 
Do not defpair, I have a trick y ett E^it, 

Fr. Yes, 

When I am mifchicvousi will believe your projefts 2 

She is gone, for ever gone, I cannot heb it. 

My hopes and all my happineft pSie wiO^^ 

Gone like a pleafing dream : what mirth and jollity 

Ralghes round about this houfe ? how every office 

Sweats with new joyes,can fhe be inerrj^too^l^^ 

Is all this plSafiBTf ftt by her ap^^^ 

Sure (he hath a falfe heart then j ftill they grow lowdcr^ 

The old mans God, his gold, has won upon her 

(Lighc hearted Cordial gold) and all my ferviccs 

That offered naked truth^sur c^^kotn 

YenrffirWere Fompe it cannot bC) 

If I could butifintgine herwilfminef ^"^^""^^^^^ Snter tady 0nd 

Although he had her body. fV^dhaw. 

Walk without doors o* this day, though an enemy. 

It muft not be. H^iL You muft compel him Madam. 
La. No (he (hall fetch him in, Nephew it (hall be fot 
mi. Itwillbefitteft. E:fU^ 
fr. Can fair LM^ria look agen upon me ? 

Can there be fo much impudence in fwsetnefs ? 

Enter Mma. 

Or has (he got a ftrong heart to dcfie me ? 

She comes her felf : how rich fhe is in Jewels ! 

Me thinks they (how like frozen Ificles, 

Cold winter had hung on her, how the Rofcs 

That kept continual fpring within her cheieks 

Att witheered with old mans dull imbraces ? 

She would fpeafc to me. I can figh too La'dfy ' 

But from a founder heart : yes, and can weep 8oo 

But 'cis for you, that ever I believed you, 

Tta» 



7h Ni£h'Wdlkjr^ ^ 

Tears of more pious value than your marriagej 
You would encafe your felf, and I muft credit you^ 

! So much my old obedience compels from me j 

' Go, and forget me, and my poverty, 
I need not bid you, you arc too perfeft that way s 
But fiill remember that I lov'd J^ri^j^^^^ / , 
Lov'd with a loyal loveV nay Turn from me, 
r wiiitit)t'l^2r trestte are bountifiili " ^ 

Go and rejoyce, and I will wait upon you 
T.hat little of my lifejeft. Mar. Good fir hear me. 
What has Hecn d'one^ was the aft of my obedience 
And not my will : fdrc'd from me by my. parents, 
Now 'tis done, do as I do, bear it bandfomly 
And if there can be more focie^ * 
Without di(honour to my tyc of marriage. . 
Of placd for noble Iqve, I (hzll l6ve you ftill, \ 
You had the firft, the lalt, had my will profpei'd , 
You talk of licde time of life : dear Franksy 
Certain I am not married for ctemity, 
The joy my m^'rriage brihgs tells me I am mortal, 
'And fliorter livM then you, elfe I were miferable ; 
N6r can'the ^old and eafe his 5 ^e bat}) brought me 
yidde Wrfit I coveted, content, go with me^ 
They feek aday 'of joy, prethce let sfhow it«, . 
f hough itDeTorc d, and by this If ilsiclievc njc 
However, I miift live at fiis command now, 
lie dye at yours. , ; 

Fr. I have enough, Jle honour ye. Exed 

£»ter Lurcher, 
Lur. Here are my yrinkets, and this lufty marriage 
I mean to viiit, I have fliifc of all (prtSj / j \ , 
And here are a thoufand^wbeeles to fet*em wpifci/^g^ ,^ 
lam very merry, for Tknow this wedding y/' - 
W ill yield me lurty pillage, if mad VFfUgoofe ' 
That deboili'd roa^^j^^J^eep^bjiJ^his 
And breed a huboub in the houfe jf am Happy. 

Enter Boy. 

Now what arc you? Boj, A poor dift rifled Boy Sir, 



The tittU Theefe. 

f rlendkfs and c^mfonlefs, that would entreat ; 
Some charity and kmdncfs from your worftiip, 
1 would fain ferve Sir, and is fain indcavour 
With dutious labour to defetve the love 
Of that good Gentleman (liall entertain mc^ 

Lht. a pretty boy, but of too mildc a breedings 
Too tender and too bafhfull a behaviour, 
Whatcanftthoudo? 

Boy I can learn any thing, . . . ^ 

That's good and honeft, and (liall pleafe Mailer. 

Luu He blulhcs as he fpeaks, and that I like not? 
I love a bold and fecure confidence, 
An impudencHHatlKftriffi^^ 
Had I inftruiftcd him had been a Jewel, 
A treafure for ray ufe, thou canft not lye. 

"Boy. I would not willingly. Lnr. Nor thou haft not wi£ 
To diffemble neatly. Boy. Do you love fuch boyes, Sir > 

Lur* Oh mainly, mainly,I would have my bpy impudent, 
Out-facc all truth, yet do it jioufl^- 
Li^T^l^^i caft himlelf into alTl^m^ 
As fudden and as nimble as his thoughts, 
Blanch at no danger, though it be the Gallowes, 
Nor make no confcience of a cofonage 

Though it be ith' Church ; your fofc,demurc,ftill children"" " 

Arc good for nothing, but to get long graces T 

And fing fongs to dull tunes ; I would keep thee 

And cherifK thee, had{i thou any aSivc quality, 

And be a tender Matter to thy knavery, 

But thou art not for my ufe. 

Boy. Do you fpeak this ferioufly ? Lt^. Yes indeed do L 

Boy. Would you have your boy Sir / ' 

Read in thcfc moral mifchiefs ? ; Lur* Now thou mov'ft njc* 

Boy. And be a well tr^S!^2Bl'b activities ? 

hur. By any means, ' BoyTOx do you this to try me, 
Fearing a pronenefs. X/#r. I fpeake this to make thee. 

Boy. Then take me Sir, and chei ifh me, and love me, 
You havc ra^e what you would: beheve me Sir 
J can do *ny thing for your advantage, 

B I.guefs 



7 he Night^r^alkfTjor 
1 guefs at what you mean ; I can can lie naturally, 
As eafily, as I can fleep Sir,and fccurely : 
As naturally I can Heal too. Li^r. That I am glad oh, 
Right heartily glad on, hold thee there, thou art excellent. 
Boy. Steal any thing fr€>m any body livtng, 
Lur. Not from thy Matter. JBo. That's mine ovjrn bodyr 
And mutt not be. 

Lur* The Boy mends mightily. 
Bo. A rich man, that like fnow, heaps up his moneys 
I have a kind of pious^^zeal to meet ft^U 
A fool chat not defeivts*em, l u&' pi^^^^ on. 
For fear he fhould run mad, and fo I cafe kim. 

jt«r. Excellent boy , and able to iaftru6}: me. 
Of my pwn nature jutt. 

J5^7. I fcorn all hazard, • 
And oti -the edge of danger I do beft fir, 
I h^ ve a theji^nd fkesp deceiY^, . • 
And to thofe twice fo many tongues to flatter,^ 
An impudence, nojbralfe was ever tougher^ 
And for my confcierxe* 

Lnr. Peace, I have found a Jewel, 
A Jewel all the Indies cannot match^ 

A^nd thou fha'c feel — . 

i B^y^ This title, and I ha'done fir ; 
M never can confefs, I ha' chat fpell on me ; 
»And fuch rare modetties bcfoye a Magittrate, 
fSueh Innocence to catch a Judge, fuch igr^prafncc.- 
• £«r. He learn of thee, thou art mine own, <xm}t Boy ^ 
He give thee a6lionprelently. . . 

"Bo2. Have at you. Li^r. What muft I ca|l rhficf 
^7. Snap fir. L^r. Tis^iaoft nafuraj^^ bluoV/ 
A name born (;o thee, fure thou art aFaitio - ^ * :r: * • ; ^ ' 
Shew but thy sk41, and I {hallmaie'thte happie. 

La» Where be thefe Kruves ? who li;rues up all the liveries^ 
Is the brides bed made ? Tob. Yes Madam and a bell 
Hung under it artificially. La. Out knave out, 
Mutt wc have larums now ? lob^* A little warning 

^ That 



TheLitleTheef. 
That we may know when to V^egin our healths Madam, 
The Jurtice is a kinde of old Jalc Madam, 
Thar will go raerrieit with a belU . , 

La* All the houfe drunk, lob. This is a day of Jubilc 

La. Are the beft hangings up, and the plate fet out ? 
Who makes the Poflet, Nurfe > 

Nnr. The dau'ie mayd, 
And fhet'le put that in, will make him caper: 
Well Madam, well, you might ha*chofe another, 
A handfomer tor your years. 

La. Peace, he is rich Nurfe, 
He is rich, and that's beauty. 

Nar. lam fure he is rotten, 
Would he had been harrg'd when he'firft faw her* lermagant \ 

La. What an angry quean is this, where, 
Who looks to him ? lob. He is very meiry Madam, 
M. pytldbrawy has him in hand, ith' bottom oth' Sellar 
He fighes and tipples. Nur» Alas good Gentleman, 
My hea t's fore for thee. 

La* Sorrow muft have his courfc,firra, 
Give him feme Sack to dry up his remembrance, 
How does the Bridcgj oom^ I am afraid of him. 

NHr. He is a trim youth to be tender of, hemp take him. 
Muft my fweet new blown Rofe find fuch a winter 
Before her fpring be near. 

La. Peace, peace thou art fooi ifli. 

iV^^r. y4'\d dances like a Town-cop : and reels,and hobbles. 

La, ^las, g^od Gentleman, give him not much wine, 

Tab. He fhallha'none by my confent. 

La. Are the women comforting my daughter ? 

New. Yes, yes, Madam, 
^nd reading to her a pattern of true patience^ 
They read and pray for her too# 

Nfir. They had nee;d,< ili.v c ii: 
Ye had better man y her to her grave a great deal : 
There will be peace and reft, alas poor Gentlewoman, 
Muft fhe become a Nurfe now in her tenderness ? 
Well Mfldam, well my heart bleeds. 

B z La. Thou 



the Night'VPAlksr^ er 

La. Thoa t a fool ttill. Nnr. Pray heaVcn I be# 
And an old fool co be vex: thus. 
Tis lace (he rauH to bed, go knave be merry, 
Drinke for a boy, away to all your charges. ExiK 
8Httr >VUdbraiHy and Franks He^^rthve^ 
Do as chou wo'c, buc if thou doft refufe it 
Thouartthc ftupidM alic, there's no long arguing^ 
Time is too precious FtAnke. 

Fr . I am hoc with wine, 
And apt now co belicv:^ buc if jhoii deft this> 
Out of a Villary, co make me wrong her, 
As :hou arc prone enough. 

^ii. DoerfKe not love thee ? 
Did Ihe not cry down-right e'en now to part with thee ? 
Had she not fwounded if I had noc caught her ? 
Canrt thou have more ? /r. I muft confefs all this- 

Wf/. Do not [land prating, and mifdoubtirg, caliirgj 
If ihe go from thee now, flie*$ lof} for ever • 
Now now (lie*s going, (he chat loves thee going, 
She whom thou lov'it. Fr. Pray let me think a little: ' 

fVU. There is no leifurc ; think when thou haft imbrace*d her 
Can fhe imagine thou didli ever honour her ? 
Ever believe thy oathes, that tam*ely fufter'li 
Aa old dry ham of horfe-flefh to enjoy her ? 
Enjoy her Maiden head ; take buc thatfrom^her 
Thacwe may tell pofterity a man had it, 
A handlcme mi^n, a gentleman^a young man^ 
I'o five the honour of our houfe, the credit, 
Tis no great matter I defire. Fr. J hear you. 

^^tl. Fret lis both from the fear of breeding fool^ 
And ophs,got by this fliadow we talke too lon-g - 

». She IS goipg to bed , among the womer^ 
Whac opportunity can I have to meet her ? I 

iVtl. Let m^ alone, haft chou a will ? fpeakfonndly^ 
Speak dilcreedy, f[i>eakhome and handfomely, 
Irt not piety, ray'mifery, nay infamy to leave 
So rare a pie co be cue up by a raskall. 

Ft. I Will go prcfcntVy, ik)VV5 now, I ftay thee. 



1: he Litt/e Thief. 

IViL Such a dainty Doe, to be taken 
By one that knows not neck^-bcefe from al^hcfant. 
Nor cannot rcUifh Braggat from Ambrofia. 
kicnot confcicncc? 

fr. Yes, yes, now IfctI it. IVil. A meritorious thing. 

Fr. Good Father VViWgoolf, 
I doconfefs it. ^//. Come then follow me. 
And pluck a mans heart up, He Uuke thee privaccly> 
Where (lae alone (hall prelenrly pais by. 
None near to inteFu^nlTerljmtCTurrr 

Fr. I fhall be fare enough, lead on, and crown me. 

IVil, No wringings in your mind now as you love met J^^* 
Enter Ladjj MarU^ luflice^ Nfirfcy Nexvlcve. 

La. Tis time you were a bed, 1/4. 1 prethee fweeC-hcarc. 
Confider my nece(Iicy,:why art fad? 

I muft tell you a tale in your ear anon. Nur* Of T^m Thumb. 
I believe that will prove your ftifteft ftory. 

Nw. I pitty the young wench. 

T. And fodoltoo, 

2, Come, old ftick<^s take Rtc^ 

1. But the Plague is, he'l burn out inftantly j 
.Give him another cup. 

2. Thofe arc but flaflics, 

A tun of fack wonot fct him high enough. 
Will ye to bed? olf.Imuft. 

I . Comc,havc a good heart,^ 
And win him like a bawle to lyedafe to you,. 
Make your bed ufc* 

Jft. Nay prethee Duck go infiantly, 
He daunce a Jig or two to warmf my body. 

Smerii'ildbraifi. 

}ViL Tis almoft midnight. La. Prethee to bed Maria. 

WiL Go you afore, and let the Ladies follow, 
And kavt her to her thoughts a while, there mutt be 
A time of taking leave ot the famie fooleries 
Bewailingochers maidcn-hcads. 

Come then, 
We U wait in the ncx^room* 



The Iii^h^ii^4ks^y or 

Tfh 00 not tarry. 
'For if chou doll, by my troth I fball fall afleep Malt. Exit* 

Wi. Do, do, and dream of DotrellSjget you to bed quickly, 
mA^A let us ha'no more (lir^come no,crying, • y-''*' • * 

"^Tis too lace now, carry your felv % difcrtetly. 
The old thief loves thee dearly, thatsch^ benefit. 
For the re(t you mu(l make your own play, Nay not that way, 
Theil pull ye all t€) pieces, for your whim-whams, 
Y :»ur garters and your gloves, go modeOly, 
And privarely (kal to bed, 'tis very late Mdl-^ 
for if vou by them fuch a new larum. 

Ma. I know not which way to avoid em. 

iVi. This way, 
This through the Ooifters : and fo fteal to bed, 
When you are there once, all waU feparate 
And give ye reft, I came out of my pity 
To fhew youthis. 

M(^* I thank you. Wi. Here's the keycs, 
Go prefemly and lock the doors fa(i after ye, 
That none fhall follow. 

fJM(i, Good night. Wi. Good night fweet Cofen^ " _ 
A good, and fweet night, or He curfethee FrAnk^ Sxiti 
Smer Frank^Hartleve. 

Fra. She ftayes long, fure young lF/7<5(f<7^/^ has abus'd me, 
He has made fport wi*me, I may yet get out again^ 
And I may fee his face once more,! ha-foul incentions, 
But they are drawn on by a fouler dealing. 

Enter Maria. 
Harkj hark, it was the door, 

Som- thing comes this way, wondrous ftill, and dealing 
May fome walking fpirit to affright me. 

M4. Oh heaven my fortune. f r. 'Tis her voice, ftay. 

Ma, Save me, 
Blefs me you better powers. 

Fr. I am no Devil. Ma.^*2iXt little better todifturb me now. 

Fr. My name is Hart love. Ma. Fye, fye, worthy friend, 
Fye noble fir. 

Fr. I muft talk farther with ye? 

You 



7 he iittteThttfe, 

You know my fair aftec3:ion. 

O^^t. So prefer ve ic, 
You know I aiB married nbw^ for fliame bcciviller, 
Not all chc earth fhall make mg. fr^ Pray walk this way^ 
And if yau ever lov'd rne. 

<Jl€a. Take heed Fr^^i^ 
How you divert that love to hate , go home pri?thee. 

Fr. Shall he enjoy that fwect ? Mar^ Nay pray unhand rae^ 

Fr, He thit never felt what love was. 

Ma^ Then T diai^e ybti fend fiirther off. 

Fr. I am came, but Icc me walk Wi'y C) • 
Talk but a minute, 

M^r» Soybur talkbehoneft, 
And my untainted honour fuffei not^ 
lie walk a airrors^^ 4;^ '^^ 

Jpr. Give me your ha^Ydt he^U' ^Y ''^''^'^ Exk^ 

fVom^r^^ Newlova. 

lufi. Shee's not in hef Ohamber, L^^.She is not here. 

WiL And II 5 tell y u wha&I dreain'd* /i^^Give ime a Torch. 
I. G. not too harty fir. W/. Nay let him go. 
For if my dream be truc^ he mafi be Ipcedy^ 
He will be trickt, and blaz*"d cllc. 

iVi^r. Aslamawoman 
iTaniibt Wamc her if flie take her liberty, 
Would (he would make thee cuckold,thou old bully, 
A notorious cuckold for torm'eminghe?, 

L4. He hang her then. 

Nut. He blefs her then, fhe does jul^ice, 
Is this old ftiriking doggs fleili for her dy et ? 

fyU* Prethee honeli Nurfe do not fret too much, 
For fear I dream youle hang your felf too. 

lH{t. TheCloifter? 

Wtl* 'Swc\\ was my fancy, I do not (ay 'tis true, 
Nor do I bid you be too confident. 

Its. ^ here are the key es, the keyes I fay. 
WiL I dreamed fhe had*^m to lock her felf in.^ 
iV^r* What a Devil do you mean ? 



The Night^watker^or 
Enter Ser'V4f7t. 
f^'//. No harme^good Nuifcbe paticnr. 
Ser. They arc not in the window, where they ufe to be. 
^/7. What foolifh dreams are thcfe / 
lammad. ff//. I hope fo^ 
If you be not mad, He do my beft to make ycc^ 
I. This is forae trkke. 
2. 1 imell the Wildgoofc. 

lu^ Come gemlemenjcome quickely I bcfccch you, 
Qd^icke as you can, this may be your cafe GentlcmcHt 
Ai d bring fome lightSf feme lights. Exit* 

r^il. Move fatter, falter, you*! come too late clfc* 
He (lay behind and pray/cryc, I had rather she were dishoncft. 
Than thou shouldli have her. 

Enter LMaria ^nA Franckf. 
Mar. Y are moft unmanly, yet I have fomc breath left J 
And this fteel to defend me, come near me, 
For if you offer but another violence. 
As I have life He kill you^ if I mifs that, 
Vpon my own heart will I execute, 

And let that fair beleefe our, I had of y9u. 
Fr. Mod vertuous Maid, I have done^ forgive my follies * 
Pardon, O pardon, I now fee my wickcdncfs. 
And what a monftrous shape it puts upon me, ^ 
On your fair hand J fea). Enter Jh» 

lu. Down with the door. 
tjka. We are betraid, oh Framks^ Franke^ 
Ft. He dye for ye 
Rather than you shall fuffer. He — * 

\u. Now Enter. Enter f/ilf. 

E'nter fwcet Gentlemen, mine cycs,minc eyes, 
Oh how my head akes. 

I. Is it poffule f 2. Hold her, she finkes. 
A plot upon my honour 
To poyfon my fair name, al'cudied villany, 
Farewell, as I have hope of peace, I am honcfc, 

Ifi My brains, my brains^my monftrous brains, they bud fure» 
ATi^, She isgone,shcisgone»' 



ThiLiHterkirf. 

Jfi. A lundfomc riddance of hen 
Would I could as cafily lcfc he t memory.' 

Nhy. Is this the (wcct ot Marriage, have I bred thee 
For this reward ? 

I. Hold, hold, he's dcfpcraic too^ 

Ju. Be lure yc hold him feff,"W^^ him oyer 

To the next Scflions, and if I can, lie hang him. 

f r. Nay then Ik live to be a terrour to thee^ 
Sweet Virgin Rofe farewell : heaven has thy beauty. 
That's oricly^elfet fcfcavtnr Ite liVd >^.. ^ 

To find the villain cut that wrought this injury, ^ 
And then moft Wkflcd^i^J^ up to thee* 
Farewell, I feernTftlf another creature. Exiu 

i^a. Ohmiferyof miferies* 

Nh* I told yc Madam. 

La. Carry her in , you will pay back her portion^ 
^H. No not a penny, pay me back my credit. 
And He condition we'ye. 

La. A fad wedding. 
Her grave mnft be her Bridal bed, oh U^aU^ 
Would I had wed thee to thy own content. 
Then I had had thee ftilU 

Jh. I am mad, farewell. 
Another wantbn wife will prove a helL Exennt^ 



Adus Secundus. 

Enter Tom Lurch, an^his Boj. 

iw« What haft thcu done? 

Boj. I have walked through all the lodgings. 
A filence as if death dwelt there inhabits, 

Lnr. What baft thou fcen? 

Boj. Nought but a fad confufion , 
Every thing left in fuch a loofe difor(fer^/'^'|^' 
That were there twenty t hcc ves, they vvoiild be laden* 

Lh. *Tis very Well, I hkc iby care, but 'tis ftrange 

C Awed. 



A wedding night (liould Be folicary . 

Boy. Cercainly there is fome caufc, fome death or fickuefs 
Is falne fuddenlyu^oxi fqme friend,; 
Or fome ftrange news is corne. 

I^H. Are they all a bed ? 

B9y. I thinklb, and found afleep, unlcfs it be 
Some women that keep watch iti a low parlour, 
And drink, and weep, I know not to what end,, 

Lur. WhereVall cbe pbtc ? 

Boy. Why lockc up in that room. 
I faw the old Lady, ere Oie went to. bed 
Put up her plate, and fome of the rich hangings 
m a{mal longchert, her chains andrings are there toQ^. 
It ftands dofe by theTable on a form.: 

Lnr. Twas a good notice, didft chou fee the men. 

Boy. I faw them fat-coo, and all cake their leaves,, 
Buc what they faid I was too far to her fir. 

Ltir. *risdainciIydifcover'd, we fhall certainly 
Have a mod profperous nighty which way. 

Boy. Aclofeone,- n; 
A back door, that the woipen have left opco. 
To go in and out to fetch neceflaries, 
Clofe on the Garden fide, 

i'^r* I love diligence, 
Wert thbu not fearful. 

Boj. Fearful? He be hang'd firft. 

Ltir. Say they had fp^i^d th^e^ 

Boy. I was then dttfetititat' 
To have cry*d down right too) and have kept *em company, , 
As one that had ah ihtereft in their Tadnefs, 
Or made an errand to I know no| whopa fir. 

Lnr. Mydamty Boy^ let us difcharge,th^t plate 
Makes a perpetual motion in my finders. 
Till Ihavefaftholdof it. 

B^y. Pray be wife fir, doe*tjhaiidfomIy, be not gtccdjr, 
Lets handle it with fuch an excellence 
As if wc would bring th( eving into honour : 
We rauft di%uifej to fright thefe reverend watehcsa 



rheLittiiffdef. 
tnr. Still my blcft Boy. 

Boy* And clear the Room of drunken jcalouiics, 
The cheft is of fome weight, and we may make 
Such noxfe ith* tbc carnage we may be Ibap'd^ 
Lf^r. Come opcn> here's a Devils face. 
Boy. No J no, fir? wcele have no fhapefo terrible^ 
We will not do the Devil fo much pleafure, 
To have him face our plot. 
Lur. A winding fheet then. 
Bop Thatstoo cold aftijfr, 
I would not wear the reward of my wickedncfs, 
I wonder you are an old thicf> and no ^unningcfj 
Whereas the long Cloak ? 
Lnr. Herc^hcrc. 
Jf(?/. G j ve me the Turbant 
And the falle beard, I heai fome coming this way^ 
Stoop,ftoop,and kz me fit upon your fhouldcrs. 
And now as I dire<S : fiay lec'cm enter, 
And when I touch move forward, make no noife, 
Emer WHrJi andlobie. 
Nht OhMtsa fad timt, al theburntwineisbiJi'H^l<I^jc^^^ 
lok.\M^ may thank your dry chaps for*t,the Canaries gone too 
No fubflai cc for a forrowful mind to workupod| ■ \*i 
I cannot mrutn in beer, it flic ftiould walk novif ^ ' 
As difcontCi ted Ipii ii^ are vt^tit tocfo* 
iV7^r. Xhd mcctt in the G<"nar. 
liob. What fence have we with beer agailifi her } 
What heart can we dcfie the Dcvil with ? 
Nht. The March beer's open. 
T^b. A fortification of March be^^Vv^ilMo^elL 1 
I nit ft c pi fefs 'tis a mofl: mi^cy Arttitur, 
For I p\cA*itie I caJrrnot prayv 
jNut. YVB^ Nicholas } - :^ V 
Tob. VVcGbachmcnhavefuAemanifig^ 
Can go aiT even pate. 

Vettiy Nurfe^ I have ^ry'd fo mvch 
For my yourgM^ftrcis^that i^teortified, 

C a That 



That if I have not more tack to fupporc rac, 

I lhall even Q-^ep, heiho, for aaochec fligpn 

Thele Burials and Chriftaings are the mournful.t matters^ 

And chey ask more dcioic. 

iV«r. Drink to a fad hearths needful. 

Ta. Miae's.ever fad, for I am ever dry Nurfe., 

Nar.. Me chink; the light burns-bbw, ! prethee fnuffeir. 
There's a chief inM chink, 

^0. There may be one near it.. 

Ni^r. Whacs chat chac moves chere, ith* name of- — ^Ntchojasl 

Thacchmg chat walks. 

Would I had a ladder co behold icr 

Mercy up.:>n ine, che Ghoit of one och* Guard fure, 

*JiS the dcvd Dy his clawes, he fmslls of Bnmftqne, 

Sure he tares fire, what an Earch-quafce I have in me ; 

Ouc vvich ;hy Piayer-oookNurfe.. 

N^r, Ic tell ich* che frying-pan, and the Cat's eat it- 
Ttf^. I have no pow rr.to pray, it gcow^ ftill longer, " 
Tis Scerple high now, and itfailsaway Nurfe* / 

Lers call che Bacler up,, for he fpeaks Latine, 

Aiid char will daunt tne devil : I am blafted, 

My faelly*5 grown, to. nothing, 

B(f. So Icc them go, and whilft they are aftonifh'd 
tec us prefcncly upon the reft now fuddenly. ^ 

I^fir. Oft, oft^ and up agcn, whc^ we arc near the Parlour/, 
Arc fure thou knowa the Chert ? 

5^7/ Though it were ith' dark fir,, 
lean goto'c./ 

Lar. On then and be happy. * Exiu 
gpter Tobie. 

lob. How my haunches quake , is the thing here ftill ? 
Now can I out- do any Button-m^kcr, a,t his own trade, 
I have fifteea^^^cs of an Ague, Nurfc, 'tis gone I hope, . , 
Th: hard-KearceJ woman has left me alone. Nurfc — — 
A id (he kiows too I ha but a lean confciencc to keep me com- 
pany, f NQifcwithinm 
The devil's among 'cm in the parlour fu rC| 

The 



rheliinle Thief. 

The Ghoft threqftories high) he has che N^rfe fure^- 
Ht is boylingof her bones now, harkhow^^^^ 
There's Gentlewovnen within too, how wifl chey^HoT" 
He to che Cook, for he was drunk laft nighc, 
And now he is valiant^he is a km to th* devil coo. 
And fcaisnofire, 

E^ter Lnrcher and Boy. 

Lur. Nolighc ? 

Boy. None left fir, 
They are gone, and carried all the candles with *em, 
Their fright is infinite, let*s make good ufc on'c, 

muli be quick fir, quick, or the houfe will rile elfe^ ' 

Lu. Was this the ChcH? 

Boj. Yes, yes. 
^ Lm^ There was two of *em. 
Or I mirtake. 

B9]f. I know the right, no ftay fir, 
Nor no difcourfe, but to our labour luftily, 
Potto your ftrength and make as little noife. 
Then prcfently out at the back door. 

Lnr* Come Boy, 
Gome happy child and lec me hug thy excellence. Exitu 
E>iterlVildhrain. 

H^il. What thoufand noifes pafs through all the rooms ? 
What crycs and hurries ? fure the devil's drunk. 
And tumbles through the houfe, myvillanies 
That never made me apprehend before 
Danger or fear, a little now moleft me ; 
My Cofens death fits heavy o'my confcience, 
VVould I had been half hang'd when I hammer'dit, 
I aim'd at a lipj&fe^ce, not a bu^iil ^^^^ * 
That Frankjnx^i have had fome hope : nark ftill 
In every room confufion, they are all mad, 
Mott certain all ftark mad within the houfe, 
A puniQiment infli.(9:ed for my lewdnefs, 
That I might have the more feafe of my mifchief, 
And run che more raj^d coo, my Aunt is har»g*d fure^ 
Sure haagM her felf, or elfc the fiend has fete'd her ; 

I heard 



The Night-ia^Atker^ or 
I heard a hundred cfyes, the Devil, the Devil, 
Then roaring and then tumblingjall the chambers 
Are a meer Babel, or another Bedlam. 
What flioiild I think ? I Hiake my i'elf too ; 
Can the Devil find no time, but when we arc merry, 
Here's lomcthing comes. Efjter Net^love. 

New. Oh that I had lomc company, 
I care not what they were, to cafe my mifery, 
To comfort mc, 

mi. VVhofethat? 

Nsvp. Again ? noy then receive 

H^tl. Hold, hold lamnotury. - 
The Merchants wife, 

Nerv* Are ye a man ? pray heaven you be.. 

ml. I am- 

New. Alas I have met fir 
The (trangert things to night. 

ml. VVhy doyou ftarc. 

New. Pray comfort me, and put your candle cutj 
For if I fee the Ipirit again I dye for*t. 
And hold me fa(i, for I iTiall'flba^eTo^'ieGes elfe. 

ml. He warrant you, Ik hold ye> 
Hold ye as tenderly ; 1 have put the light out, 
Retire into my Chamber, there lie watch we'yC, 
He keep you from all fiigh-s. 

iNTw. And will ye keep me.. 

Wil K ep you as fecure L^dy. 

New. You mull not wrong me then, the devil will have ttS* 
Wtl. No, no, Jle love you, then the devil will fear us. 
For he fears all that lov^^ pray come in guici^^ . 
For this is the malicious h'oujS*fie*^urk*s ir>, 
The hour he blads fweei: faces, laines the limbs in, 
Depraves the fenfes, now within this halt hour 
He will have powei to turn all Citizens wivps 
Into ftrange creatures, Owles,j^nd long-tasld Morkcys, 
Jayes, Pies, and ParrotSf, qiucklyj^I/tncli fe-^s BrimlJone. 
Nevf " It comes agcnil am gdtic;^uft for your Iclf firi 
VV^tl. Sure this whok night is nothing but iJiufion<, r -^ ■ 

Here's 



he Lit tie Thief. 

Here's nothing comes* all chey are mad, damd devil 

To drive her back agcn^ 'c had been thy pohc y 

to have lec us alone, jve mighc have done fome fine thing 

To have made thy hel-hood laugh, tis a dainty Wench, 

If I had her again, noc all your fellow goblins 

Nor all their clav^es (hould fcratch her hence, lie (lay Ml, 

May be her flight Will bring her back a gen, 

Ye c I will hope. 

Enter lohy. 

Tob. I can find no bed, no body, nor no chamber, 
Sure they are all ith' Cellar, and I cannot find that neither^ 
I im led up and down Itk" a cam: afs, my light's out 
And I grope up and down like bhnd-man buffe, 
And break my face, and break my pace. 

VyU. It comes again fure 
I fee the flhadow, lie have fader hold now, 
Sure ftie is mad, I long to lye with a mad.woman,\ 
She niufl needsKav rare new ^ . j^i^^^ r^"^^^^ 

ToJ^rThHr^ne whiiper -—^■^^■-^y^-.- ; 
If it be the devil now to allure me into his clutches, 
For devils have a kind of tone like crickets, 
I havea gliiiipfe of her guife, *cis(hc would (teal me, 
But He Itand fiire. 

Tob. I have but a dram of wit left, 
And that's even ready to run, oh for my bed now. 

P^f^U. She nam'd a bed, I like that, fhe repents fure> 
Where is fhq now ? 

V^^pU Are you there. In, In> In prefently» 
To^, I feeljhis talents through me, 
^Tis an old haggird devil, what will he do with me ? 
WiL Let me kifs thee firft, quick quick. 
Xoh. A leacherous Devil, 

V^^U What a hairy whore 'tis, fure fhe has a muffler.' 
Hob. If I Qiould have a young Satan by hun, cor I dare not de- 
ny him, 

In what cafe were I ? who durft deliver me ? 
Vl^tl. 'lis but my fancy, fhe is the fam:; in quickly,gent!y my 

Swecc 



The Night ^i^Alksr^ or 

Sweet girle. 

To. Swccc devil be good to me. Exeuml 

Enter Lurch* and B^y^ 
Lur* Where's my love^Boy. 
B^y • She,s coming with a Candle 
To lee our happy prize. 
Lfir. I am cruel weary. 
Boy.- 1 cannot blame ye, pbte is very heavy 
To carry without lighc or help. ^ 

Lur. The fear coo 
Ac every ftumblc to be difcovcred boy. 
Ac every cou^h to raile a Conftable, 
VVell, we^'le be merry now- 

Boy. V Ve have lome reafon ; 
Things compafs'd vvithou.t fear or eminent danger. 
Are too laxuriou|Jixiflii5qs;^up,Q^^^ 
Money and Wealth got thus are as full venture, 
And carry in their nature as much merit 
As his , that digs 'em out'och mine, they laft coo 
beaion d with dpubts ^nd dangers molt dehnouuy, 
jgUclocs^that fall upon us are^ 
And duU our ap£etices. 
i^r*MoHllar*ne3*chiId. 

Enter tJMtfirefs. 
Mk Y are welcome^ where have you left it. 
Lts. in the next room, hard by, C?W/* Is it plate alL 
Lu. All, all) and Jewels, I am monftrous Weary, 
Preihee let's go to bed. 

Mi^ Prethee lei*s fee it firft. 

Lii. To morrow's a new day fwect. Mi. Yes to melt ir? 

Bu: lee's agree to night? how it (hi II be handled, 
lie have a neWgown. Sf^r^ Shat have any thing. 

Mt. And fuch a riding fuite asMiftrefs Neyplovesy 
What though I be no Gentlewoman born, 
I hope I may atchieve it by my carriage,, 

1m. Thoufayd right. 

Mi. You promis'd me a horfe too, and a lackquay. 
Jjht. Thoufhathavehorfes fix, andapoftilion. 



The Little Theef. 
Mi* Thatwillbcftacely fweetheart apoftilion. 
Lu. Nay wee'le be in falTiion he iliall ride before us 
la winter, with as much dirt would dampe a masker, 
The infide of our coach lliall be of fcarlct. 
^f//. That will be deer. 
Lu. There is a dye proj gifting 
Wi!l make it cheapc wench, come thou rhah have any thing 

Mi. Where is this chell:. I loagfweece tobeholJ 
Our Jndics. 

Bo/ MiftrelTc lees melt it firft, aiid th:n tis (it 
You ihould difpofc it, then tis fafe from danger* 
Mf* He be a loving Miftreffe ro my boy too. 
JNTow fetch it in and lets rejoyce upon'c. 

£a/. Hold yourc light M^ftreffe, we may fee to enter • 
Mi^ Ha whats h ece ? call you this a cheft ? 
B'iy We hamift fir. 
Our haft and want of light made us miftake. /^//. A very Coffin. . 
Lu* How I a Coffin ? Bay, Tis very like one. 
£o/^ The devill owM'us a fliame, and now he has paid us. 
Jlii. Is this your Treafure ? Boy Bury me alive in'c. 
Lfi> It may be there is no roome. 
Mi' Nay, I will fcarch it : 
He fee what weaUhN within,- — «-a womans face, 
And a [aire womans. 

Bifj' I cannot tell fir, 
Belike this was the fadnefTe that poflcft *emj 
The plate ftood next, Tme lure. 

Lnr^ I Oiake I fliake Boy ^ what a cold fweat — 
Boy. This- may worke, what will become oa's fir ? 
Mi* 5he is cold, dead cold : de*e find ' your confcience, 

De'e bring your G;llians hither nay, ftiee'i punilh'd, 

Your conceal'd love's caPd up ? 

Lur. Tis Marijti the very fame, the Bride, new horrorl 
Mi* Thefe are fine tricks, you hope fhee's in a found, 
But lie take order flie fliall ner recover 
To bore my nofe, come, take her up and bury her 
Quickly, or He cry out ; take her up infiantly . 
IjHf Be not fo hafty foole) that may undoc us^ 

D . We 



We maybe in for murther fo; be patient, 
Thoufeett fbe'sdead, and cannot injure thee. 

Mi* I am fure {he fhall not. Boy. Be not fir dcjeftedj . 

Too much a It range miftake ! this had not been elfe, 
Ic makes me almoft weep to think upon'c. 

Z/^^. What an unluckie theef am I ? 

Mi' He no confi^ering,,. either beflir your felf^ or — 

La. Hold, 

^Mi. Let it not ftay, to fmell then,.! will not 
Indure the ftmkof aRivaU 

1/4. Would twcre there agen. ^oy. We muft bury heto 

Lfir. But where o*ch fudden, or with what providence^ 
That no eyes watch us. 

Mi* Take a Spade and follow me. 
The next fair ground we meet, make the Church^yard; 
As I live, lie fee her lodg'd. Exitf^ 

Lh* Itmuftbefo, 
How heavy my heart is, I ha no life left. 

Boy* lam paft thinking too, no underftanding,, 
That I fhould miflfe the right Cheft, 

Lu» The happy Cheft. 

^oy. That, which I fa wand mark tooo 

Lu. Well paffion wo'not help us, 
Had I twenty fals for this ? 

J?(?/-> Twas my fault fir. 
And twenty thoufand fears for this, oth 'devilj . 
Now could I curfe, well, we have her now, 
And muk difpofe her. 

'Bnter C^itfirefe^ 

Mi, Hang both for two blind buzzards, here^s a Spade 
Quickly or lie calUhe neighbouis. . 
1 here's no remedy, 

W OLild the poor hungry prifoners had this pafcic. Exeunt c . 
Enter lufttce^ and a Servant with a l^^ght^ 
Ser. Twas a fcrange mifchance fir. 

Miichance, foilc ? No twas bappineffe to me, 
There's lo much charge fav'd, I have her porcion> 
11: marry twenty more on fuch conditions^ 

Ser. Did it not trouble you fir. 
To iee her dead ? ///o. 



The littU Theef. 

Id. Not much, I thank my cbnfcience; 
I was cormenced till that happeri*J, furies 
Were in my brain to think my felf a Cuckold 
Ac that time of the night : 
When I come home , I charge you fliut my doors, 
Locks, bolts, and barres, are little enough to fecurc me. 

5^r» Whyjandpleafeyou? 

Ifi. Fool CO ask that queftion ; 
To keep out women, I expeft her mother 
Will vific me with her clamors, oh I hate 
Their noife, and do abhorre the whole fex heartily ; 
They are all walking Devils, Harpyes^I will tiudy 
A week together how to raile fufficiently. 
Upon eiii.gll, and that I may be furnifli'd^^^^^^^^ 
Tihou fhaU buy all thre railing Books and BaUads^ 
That Malice hath inWiritedlg^irrfi^ ^ 
I will read nothing elfe> and praftifc 'em^ 
Till I grow fat with curfes. 

Ser. If youlego 
To th'charge, let me alone to find you Books. 

Iti. They come neer us» Ser. Whats thftt ? : 

Ih. Where ? hold up the Torch Knave. r- " 

Ser. Did you hear nothing 5 'cisa- — 

Jh. Whydoftmakeaftand? ^er. Whatsthat ? 

Iti. Where^ wherejdoft fee any thing? 
We are Hard by the Church-yard^ and I was never 
Valiant at midnight in frch iikfome places ;. 
They fay Ghofts walk fometimeS) hark, de'e hear nothing? 
' Enter Lurcher-^Boj. and Miflreffe. 

Mi. No further^dighere, andlay her in quickly* 

Lnr. V V bat light is that Boy, we (hall be difco ver'd - 
Set the Cpffia up an end^rand get behind mf.. 
There's no avoiding, \ ,Boi. ^O\\\ 

Ih, VVhere*s that groan? I begin to be afraid, 

Ser. What (hall wc do fir ? ' \ 

Ih. V Ve are almoft at home it[o\5^) thoUimufl: go forward \ 
Perhaps 'twas mjj imagination. , ; , 

Lnr. T/she ? Boy. Iknowhim toc, let me alone. 

^JScr. Oh fir, a Gholl, the very Ghoft of MiftrcSe Bride, 

D 2 



: I have no power to runne away. 

lu. Curled Gholt, bleffe me, prefervc mc> 
I doe command thee what fo ere thou art, 
I doe conjure thee leave me ; doe not fright mc ; ' 
Ifchou beelta diycU vtxe menot Ibfoone, 
If choii beeft ^-^ -^ - 

The Ipirit of my wife. * Bo)^ Thy wife. 

lu. I fliall be tormented. 

Bof^ Thy abus'd wife, that cannot peaceably 
Enjoy her death, thou haft an evill confciencc, Ju. Ikow it 

Among thy other (innes which blacke thy foule, 
Call to thy minde thy v ow made to another. 
Whom thou hart wrono'd^ and make her fatisfadlipo 
Now I am dead^ thou perjur'd man^or elfe 
A thoulaiid bla^ 

Vnnlllhculcapc iiuo eternai^ " 
Where goM" earth 
Melted, the Fiends fliall powre into thy throate • 

FoTtKisKmrp^i^^imffi^^ 

Awa}\ There are more fpirits* 

Iff. Thanke you deare wife. 
He beftow twentie noblesK>f a Tombe for thee, 
Thou flialc not walke and catch cold after death. 

They goe B acinar din. 
Lu. Soj fo, thcyV gone, twas my ingenious rafcal : 
But how^ doti know he made vowes caanoiher ? 

Boy. I over-heaid- the women talke to night on'c; 
?But nv'^ I: ts'bie no time (ir) pray lets bury 
This G.n lewoman) whcte'stny Miflrefle ? Emtr Mfjfrfff 
Mi. Here I duift not tarry. 
Lu. wc ha fo cofen'd the old forty I'ch hundred, \ 
And the devill hii der him not, hee'le goc a pilgrimage^ 
But come, about our bufinefle, fet her downe agen. 
Mdr* Oh! Lnr. Shce groancs, ha. 
AUr Oh I Lur. Agen, fhe ftirres* 
M$. Lets fly, or ^Ife we ftiall be tornc in peeces. ' ' 
Lht* Andycubegoodatthat, buiy yourfelfe, 
' Of let the /lyextou take ye for his fee, 



the littUThtefc. 

Away boy* Exh"" 

Mar. I am very cold, dead cold; 
Where am I ? What's this ? a Coffin .^whcre have I been f 
Mercy defend me : Ha,I doe remember 
I was betrai'd, and fwOtindtdj mf h^em 
I am wondrous hungry too, dead bodies catc not j 
Sure I was meant for buriall, I am frozen • 
Deachj'like a cake of Ice dW^SIrSunH'f^ 
Darkaeffe fpreads o're the world too, where ? what path ^ 
BertprovidentTairearmr^^^ ' Exiu 

AdusTertius. 



Enter i^Aj^ WtUbtAiney Womtn^ Tobji 

La* ^ Hou art the moft unfortunate fellow j 

fVtl. Why Aunt what have I done ? 
The moft malicious varlet, 
Thy wicked head never at reft, but hammering, 
And baching hellifli things^ and to nopurpofe^ 
So thou mailt have thy bafe will. 

IVi. Why doe you raile thus ? 
Cannot a fcurvy accident fall our, 
But I muft be at one end on*t ? 

La. Thou art at both ends. 

iVi. CannotyoungfuUen' wenches play the fools, 
And marry, and die, but I muft be the agent ? 
All that I did (and if that be an injury, , 
Let the wot Id judge it ) was but to perfwade her 
(And as I take it ) I was bound to it too, 
To make the reverend coxecombe het husband Cuckold • 
What elfe could I advifeT^^7wIsThere bar me i' th7s/ * 
Ycu are of yeares, and have runne through experience, 
Would you be content if you were young agen 
i To have a continuall cough grow to your pjllowj 
; A rottenneffe, that^aults are pettumes to 

i Hang in your e roofe, and like a fogge infect yc^- 
Anointed hammes to Jcccpe bis hinges turning 

Keck 



The Ntght-mtker, or 

Reek ever in your nofe , and twenty night caps, 
With twency leveral fweats. 

Te. Some Jew, fomejiirtice, 
A thoufand heathen fmels to fay tiuth Madam, 
And would you mellow my young pretty Miftrefle 
In Inch a mif-ken ? 

Ld. Sirra, 
Where's the body of my Girle ? 

TVk I know nor, 
I am no Conjurer, you may look the body, 
J was like to be (loin away my lelf, the Spirit 
had like to ha furpris'd me in the Hiape of a woman, 
Ot a young woman, tnd you know thofe are danoerous. 

I had been ravifl^'d tod : I had twenty Spirits 
In every corner of the iioufe a Fiend met mc. 

La, You lie like raskals, 
Was Miftrcile Ne^hve fuch a Spirit fir 
rotrightyourworfiiipj 

Weil, r ditcharge yoa fir, ye are now at libertie, 
Live Where you pleafe, and do what pranks you fancy. 
You know your fubliance, though you are my Nephew, 
I am no way bound fir to proteft your mifchiefV 
-30 tare you well, 

m. Farewell good Aunt, I thank you, 
Adiew honeft , the devil if he have power, 
Will perfecute your old bones, for this marriaoe, 
HrcwelMiftrefTe^r^ft. °' 

To And fhall we part with dry hps ; 
Shall we that have been fellow devils together 
Mench foranold womansfart? 

To ' ^= Pa« Nick, 

And r'od T "^^='/"^g ^g^'n ? ne're toffe thetery^r; 
V ^ , <^^3nges in a Cup of Claret > 

ll\ 1 '"^'^ ^ "^y J^^n^s on, 

Sh.mA^r'-f'*''''"''^''" Coachman, ' 
^hallbcdiftributed; bearup, Ifay, haneforrowi 
G,ve me th3 .^road ttat hv^'sat pfel^r ^ 
S^ m Che Butlers true, the Cook a reverend TroL, 



the little Thnf. 
The Faulkner lliall fell his Hawke5, and fwear chcy were rotten 
There be feme wandring fpoons, chat may be met with, ' 
lie pawn a Coach horfe, peace, utter nofentences. 
The harncffe (hall be us'd in our warres alio ; 
Or fliall I drive her) tell me but your will now, 
Say but the word) oyer fome rotten bridg, 

Gr by a Marie pit fide, flie may flip in daintily^, 
Let me alone for my felf, 

Wi. No, no, farewcl T'ii?^/, 
Farewcl fpinie NMiotxs^ rio^ifuch thing, 
There be waycs Tche world, if you fee me 
A (fay or two hence, may be weel'le crack a quart yet,^ 
And pull a bell, commend to the houflbiold ; 
Nay, cry not Tohy 'cwill make thy head giddy, 

lo. Sweet lA^[\txmldbfain§. 

Wu No more f oby ^ go, the times may alter — 
But where's the coarfe of my dead cofen, , 
(If fhe be dead) I hopM 'chad but diflembled 
That fits heavy here : Tehj^ honelt Tobj^ 
Lend me thy Lanthorn,. 1 forgot *cwas dark, 
I had need look to my wayes now. 

To. Takea lodging with me to night in the Stablcj 
And ride away to morrow with one of the horfes 
Next your heartjpiay do. 

Wt. No, good night good neighbour T(?^/, I will wander, 
Ifcorn to fubmit my felt, ere I have rambled, 
But whether, or with what, that's more material ; 
No matter, and the worft come ic is but ttealing, 
And my Aunt won'ot fee mehang'd for her own credit. 
And farewcl in a halter cofts me nothing. Exit 
Enter Hart love. 

Fran. The night, and all the evils the night covers. 
The Goblins, Hagges, and the black fpawiie of darkneffe,. 
Gannot fright me, no death, I dare thy cruelty. 
For lam weary both of life and 1 tght too ; 
Keep my wits heaven, ihey lay fpirits appear 
To melanchoUy minds, and the graves open, 
Iwvo5l4 fain fee the fair Maria's fliadow, . 
But ipeak unto her fp;rit ere I dyed,^ 



The Night *wMlker^ 

Bat ask upon my knees a mercy from her ; 

I was a villain, but her wretched Kinfman, . 

That fee his plot, ftiall with his heart blotod fatlsfie .\ 

Her injur'd life and honor , what lights this ? j 
Enter ppildhrain with a Lanth^rv^ J 
^//. Ic is but melancholy walking thus ; ,^ 

The Tavern doors are baracado'd too, ^; 

Where I might drinTntrmorn in expeftation ; 

I canno: meet the Watch neither ; nothing in 

The likenefle of a Conflable , whopi I might 

In my diftreffeabufc, and fo be carried^ ^ 

For wan: of oth:r lodging, to the Counter, 1 
Fra. nri^liTs voy ceV Fiite^ 1 thankeihee* j 
Wf. Ha, who'iy that, and thou beeft a man fpeak > 

frafjJ^ HeArtloscy then I bear my defi:inies, 

Thou art the man of all the worldl wifh'd for; ^ 
Aunt has turn'd me out a doores, fhe has, . 

At this unchrirtian houre, and I doe walkc, \ 

Mc thinks, like Qjiido Fanx wi:h my darke Ltntborn, \ 

i^tealing to let the towne a nre ; itn country 

I Qioiild be tane for William o' the Wifpe, 

O: Robia Good fellow-, and how doft Franks ? ] 
Ha. The worfe for you. j 
IVi. Comejthar'c a foole^artgoing to thy lodging ? 

He lie with thee to night, and tell thee ftorics, ' \ 

How many devills we ha met withal ; I 

Our houfe is haunted fM^y^^r, whole legions, 

I faw fifcie for my (hare. Fr, Dldft not fright t\r\ ? 

IVi, How, fright e'm ? no chcy frighted mefuff cienrly. j 
Fr^ Tnou had t wickedncffc enough to make ihcm ftarc,, 

And be afraid o'chee, malicious devil ; 

And draw thy fword, for by /^^r/>/ foule ; i 
I will not let th*-e fcape to do more mifchiefe^ i 
Thou art mad, what doft meane ? , 
jFr* To kill thee> nothing tlfc will cafe my anger, 
The injury is frcfl-i, I bl^cde with allv - | 

Nor can that word exprelTe it, there's no peace in'c^ « . 

Noi* mud it bo forgiven but in death; . i 

Therefore 



7bi Itttle Jheef. 

Therefore call up thy valour if chouM any. 
And fummon up thy f^irits to defend thee; 
Thy heart mulHum fof tKy^^^^^^ 
Againft thy noble cofen,and my innocence. 

Wi. Hold, hearc a word ; did I doc any thing 
But for your good, that you might have her, 
That in that defperate time I might trcdeerac bsr^ . 

Although wiraiw^TH^^- - 

Fr. Out ugly villainc, 
Fling on her the maft haced name of Whonc 
To the woilds eye^ and face ic^uc incouitefic, 
Bring him to fec'c and make me drunke to attempt it. 

Enter Maria. 
CJW^, I heare fame voyces this way* 
Fr^ No more, if you can pray, doe it as you fight. 
Ma. What new frights oppofc me ? I have heard that tongue, 
PVi. Tis my fortune, 
You could not take me in a better time fir, 
I ha nothing to lofe,but the love I lent ihec, 
My life my fword protect. 

M(^. I know'em both, but to prevent their ruines^ 

Muft not difcover ftay men moft defperate j 

The mifchiere you are forward to commit 
Will keepe me from my grave? and tie my fpirit 
To endleUe troubles elfe» 

Wi. ffi,iisherGhoft* Fr. Maria, 

j^ja* Heare me botbjcacb w^^und you. make 
Runnes through my foule, and is a new death to me, 
Each threatning danger will aftnght my reft ; 
' Lookc on me Hartlove^ and my kinfman view mej 
Was I not late in my unhappy imrriage. 
Sufficient miferable ? full of all misfortunes ? 
But you muli adde with your moft impious angers 
Unto my fleeping duft thi$ infolence ? 
Would you teach time to Ipeake eternallv 
< Of my difgraces; make Records to l.ccp^cmj 
h Keep them in brafs ? fight then, and kill my honor j 
¥ jght deadly both, and let your bloody fwords, 
Through my revived) and reeking infamy 
(That never ftiail be purg'd) fincfe your owne ruines ; 

E Harihvc 



The Night-rvAlh^r^or 

\ Hartlovf^ I lov*d chcc once, and hopM again 
In a more bleflcd love to mecx thy fpirit,. 
If thou kirft him, thou arc a murchcrer, 
And murcher fhall never inherit heaven : 
My time is come , my concealed grave expcfts me, 
Faicwel , and follow nor^your feet are bloody, 

And will E2l^l.^*^>S3SS • ^ ^^P^ ^^^^ melced> 
This is my way furc. Exit, 
fr. Stay blcffed foul. 

m. Would fhe had come fooncr, and ha favM fomc blood. 

Fr. Doft bleed? 

Yes certainly, I can both fee and feel it. 

Fr» Now I well hope it is not dangerous j 
Give me thy hand , as honor guides me>. 
He know thee again. Eat/V* 

H^t, I thank thee heartily ; 
I know not where to get a Surgeon ; 
This vifion troubles me , fure fhe is living, 
And I wasfoolifh blind,|[ could not find it; 
I bleed apace flill, arid my heart grows heavy* 
If I go far I faint, I le knock at this houfe, 
They may be charitable, woutd t'were perfeiS day* 
Snter tMifirefe. 

Mi. Tis not he ? What would you fir ? 

Wr. I would crave a little reft Lady, 
And for my hurts fome Surgerie, lama Gentleman 
That Fortune of a fight — - 

Mi. A haiidfome Gentleman, 
Alas he bleeds , a very handfome Gentleman, 

i^il. A fweet young wench, beflirow my heart a fair one?. 
Fortune has made me fome recompencc, 

Mt. Pray come in, the air is hurtful for you 
Pi ay let me lead you^lle have abed for you prcfently, 
lie be your Surgeon too, alas fweet Gentleman, 

IVi. I feel no hurts, tjie morning comes too faft now. 

Mi. Softly I befcech you. Exit. 
Enter Lady afid Tobj. 

To. \iz is not up yet Madam, what mean'C you 
To cum: forth To early ? La* Ycublcckhcadf 

YoLi eyes arefow'd up Hill, they cannot fee 
When it is day ; oh my poor Mifiria ; Where 



The iittU Thetf. 
Wnerc be the women ? 

T 0. They faid they would f(5llow us. 

La. He fhall not laugh thus at my mifcry. 
And kill my child, and fteal away her body, 
And keep her Portion too. 

To. Let him be hang'd for'c, 
You have my voice. . 

La. Thcfe women not come yet ? - 
Afonne in law, lie "keep a Conjurer, ^ 
But lie find out his knavery. 

T 0. Do, and He help him. 
And if he were here this whip fhould conjure him, 
Herc*sa capias, and it catch hold pn's breech, 
Ide make him foon beleeve the Devil were there. 

La. AnoldUfurcr. - 

To. He married the mony, tftafs all he lookt for. 
For your daughter, let her fink or fwim* 

L4. Ilelwimhim; 
This is his-houfe, I wonder they flay thus, 
That we might raile him out on's wits# 

To. They*Iecome, 
Fear not Madam^ and bring clappers with *cm 
Or fomc have loft their old wont, I have heard 
No difparagement to your Ladifliip , fome o'cheir tongues 
Like Tom a Lincolnc three miles off'. 

La. Oh fie. 
How tedious are they ? 

To. What and wc loft no time, 
You and I fliall make a flirft to begin with him, 
And tune our Inftruments, till the confort come 
To make up the fullnoife, He knock. 

Ih. Who's that ? rapt fo fawcily ? 

To. TisI, r(?^75 come down, or elfewe'le fetch y^u down, 
Alas, this is but the Sauncebell, here's a Gentlewoman 
Will ring you wther peal, come down, I fay. 

lu. Some new fortifications, look to my doors. 
Put double barres, I will not have her enter. 
Nor any cf her Tribe, they come to terrefie me s 
Keep cut her tongue too if you can. 

La. I hear you, 

E z And 



The Night^'M^alker^cr 

And I will fend my tongiie up to your wor/liip; 
The Eccho of it fliall flye o*re the ftrccte; 
My Daughter, that thou killedft with kindneffe (Jew) 
That thou betrayedft to death, thou double JeWj 
And after l\o\\\ her body. 

T^. Iew*s too good for him. 

In. Idefie you both ; ^ 
Thy daughter plaid the villaine and betrayed me: 
Betrayed my honor. 

L^. Honor, Rafcal, 
And let that bear anadlion Jle try it with thee, 
Honor? 

T(7, Oh Reprobate! 

La. Thou niuftie luftice', 
Buy an honourable haUer,and hang thy felfc. 

To. A worfhipful ropes end is too good for him. 

La. Get honor that way, thou wot die a dogge elfe# 

To. Come and be whipt fird. 

La. Where is her Portion . Enter KurfisMndvfiomei^. 

I^. Where lie keepe it fafely. 

Nut. Traitor, thou flialt not keep it. 

Ih. More of the kennel? put mote bolts to'th doorcs there, 
And arme your felves, hell is broke loofc upon us. 

To. 1 am glad y*are come, weele blow the houfe down. 

£4. Oh Nurfc,Ihaue fuGhcaufe- 

fVo. Viilaine, viper,aUhongh you had rio caufe,vye are boihid 
Tohelpc. 

Nur. Yes, and bclceve, we eomc not here to examiiue. 
And if you pleafe weele fire the houfe 

Ju. Call the Conftabk. 

To. Acharicable motion, fire is comfortable. 

La. No no.5 wek only led him know out minds. 
We will commit no butrage,he*sa Lawyer^ ; 

Ju. Give me my musket. J 

La, Where'i my daughters body, 1 ; 
That I may bury it ? 

^0. Speak,or weele bury thee. 5 

Nnr. Alive weele bury thcc,fpeak oUlniquitic. 

T 0. Bury him alive by all mcanes for a teftimony. 

iu^ Their voyces make my houfe reel, oh for Officers, 



Thr tittle ricif. 
J am in a dreame, thy daughters fpirir 
Walkes a nights, and troubles all the neighUciifS] 
Got hire a Conjurer, He fay no more, 

Z^. The Law (hall fay «iorc, 

IVo. Weare witncffes, 

Andif thoubeeftnothang'd- — - . 
• Emr Lurcher'^ B^'f* 

Ltir. Buj^ a 'book of good manners, 
A ftiort Book of good mannersi 

'Boy* Buy a ballad, a ballad of the maid was got with 

To, That might ha beenc my cafe laft night, 
He ha'c what ere it cort me. 

Boy A ballad of the witches hangM at Ludlow. 

To. I will have that cooj 
7 here .was an Aunt of mine, I thinke'amongft e*m, 
I would be glad to hearc her Teftament. 

Lur* A new book of women, 

1h. The thunders laid, how they flare at him 

Ltir* A new book oi fooles, a ftrange.book> y 
Very flirangefoolcs, ,i ' 

1h» lie owe th^e a good turnc what ci*^ thou ar% " 

L/^r. A book of walking fpirits. 

//#. That I like not. 

To. Nor I, they walk'd me the fooks morris. 

Lht. A book of wicked women. , 

/«. Thats well thought on. , 

Lper. Of rude malicious women, of proud ^w'omci^ 
Of fcolding, women> we fhall nere get in. 

Boy. A ballad of wrong'd Maidcs. 

La* He buy that. 

Lur. A little very little book. 
Of good and godly women, a very little one. 
So lucje, you may put it in a nucfiiel. 

To. with a fmall print) that no body can read it* 

Nhy. peace. firra, or lie teare your books. 

I^. Open the doore,and let him in,l love him 

Jipir. Abook of evilMagiftrates. 

La. I marry, dee hear that Juftice. 

Lur* And their eviller wives, 
That vvcarc their places in their pcticotes. 

E 3 



The Night'Walksr^of 

Jfi. Decyou hear that Lady% 

Abjoknew printed, againft.PUying, 
Dancing, MaskingrMay-poles- a zealous Brothers book, 
And full oF Fables. 

Lur. Another book of women^of madwomen, 
Women that were born in March. Exit^ 

La. Are you got in? 
We would ha pul d your knaves hide elfei this fellow 
Was fcnc to abufe us, but we (hall have time 
To talk more with this Juft ice. 

Jh* Farewel Madam, as youlike this come vifit mc a^en^ 
You and your treble (irihgs, now fcold your hearts out ~ 

W?, Shall he carry it thus away > 

Nnr, Go to the Judg ^ and what y.ou^le have us fwcar 

La. I^hank ye heartily, 
He keep that for the lart , ' I will go home, 
AndleayehimtohisConfcienccforawhile, —CL 
It it fleep long, He wake it with a vengeance. ' JExh. 

Enter SerVAfits, 

1. What book has he given thee? 

2. A dainty boqk,abookof the great Navy, 
Of fifteen hundred'fliips of Caribnproofj 

Bulk upon Whales to keep their keels from finking; ^ 
And Dragons ii^'em, .that fpit fire ten m-le j 
And Elephants that carry goodly caHles. 

1. Doft thou beleeve it ? 

2 . S ball we net beleeve bocks in Print ? 

1. I have John Taylors book of Hcmpfeed too, 
.Which for two lines I hapned on by chance? 

I reverence. 

2. I prethec whacarethcy ? 

K They are fo put upon the time, as if 
He (Uidicd toanfwer the late JHifhiomaftix, 
Talking of chanpe and transformations. 
That wiccily, and learnedly he bangs him. 
So many a Puritans ruflFe, though 11 arched in Print, 
Be rurn'd coPaper, and a Play writ in 't ; 
A Play in the Puritans luffe ? He b uy hi^ Woiks lor'c, 
A nd CO] )fucc Horace with a Water Poet : 
Whac there a ballad cco ? 

2. This? 



7hi little Theef. 
2. This is a pecce of Poetry indeed; 

He fings \ J nfiicc cries mthin. 
What noife is that ? 

1, Somecry ith'flreetsjpretheefingon. Sifig^g^iyu 

2, Agen,doftnothear? 'cis ith* houifc certainly ? 

1, Tis a ftrange noifc f and has a tang o*che Juttice. 

2. Lets fee? €xtt^ 
inter the ServMts bringing in their Mafter bonnd and gag 

1. Untie his feet, puH out his gag, he will choak elfe ; 
What dcfperatc rogues were thcfe, 

2. Give him frcfh air. 

Jh* I will never ftudy b(i)ofcs more; 
I am undone, thefc villains have undone me. 
Rifled my Desk, they have undone me learnedly ; 
A fire take all their books> lie burn my Study : 
Where were you rafcals when the villains bound me, 
You could not hear. 

1 . He gave us books fir, dainty books to bufie us ; 
And we were reading in that which was the Brcwhoufc , 
A great way off, we were finging ballads too^ 

And could not hear. 

ffi. This was a precious thecf, 
A fubtle trick to keep my fervants fafe, 

2. What ha you loft fir? 

Ju. They rani^ck'd all before my face,,and thrcatned 
To kill me> if I con|h^, they havr^u 
My rings, my bovof cafling gold, my purfe too, 
W They rob'd me n^ileraBTf which moft gaevc^s mf,, 

\ They took away fomewritirgi; twas a Rogue 
That il^riew mc,and fee on by the old Lady^ 
1 Will indite her for'c. 
I. Shall wepurfue 'cm? 
Jfi. Run, run,curfe444^kak, 
1 am out of my wits, let not a creature in, 
No not with neeelFaries. 2. We ib^iiW be fcai v'iK 

Jf4. lie buy my m.eac at window, as they pafieby; 
I wonot trufc my Scrivenor, he ha^ books too; 
And bread II: ha flung up; I charge ye all 
Burn all the books i'th houfe. 
!• Your little^ Prayer bocL? 



i\i£iJt'WAif^ery or 



T(4. lie never pray agcn, ile have my doorcs 
Madc uDj nothing but walls^ and thicke ones coo; 
No found (liall cempc me a gen, remember I j 
Have for fwoare bookes, 

^. If you filould be callM to take your oath* 

lu. I will forfvvear all oaths, rather diaj^ fee 
A thing bUc in the likenefle of a booke : 
A nd I were condetnn'd, 1 le rather chiifc.|o hang. 
Than read agen; come in, and fcarcfc all placesf 
They may be about the houfe, were the doorcs lock'd ? 

I. But the keycs in *em, and if they be gone. 
They could not Want wit to lock us in fir. 

Never was man fo miferably undone, 
I would lofe a Umbe to fee their roguefhips totter. Exeunt* 
Enter Lady and Nnrfc. 

La. Thy brothers daughcer, failt, and born in Wales } 

Nur. I have long time defired to fee her, ^nd I hope 
Your Ladifhip will not be offended. 

La. No, no, 

Nur. I fliould be happy if fhe might be ferviccabic 
To you MaJam. 

La. Bcfhrow me,but at firft, fhe took me much, 
Is (he not like iWiiri/i? fecting afide 
Her language very like her, andl love her 
The better for'c, I prethee call her hither. 
She f peakes feat Englifh. 

Nar. Why Gucnnith^Gnenmh^ du hf^mmah Guenneth ; 
She iscourfe Madam, after her country guife. 
And were fhe in fine cloches . 

La. Ile have her handfome: Enter M^rU*^ 

What partof VVales were you borne in? 
Mii. In Abehundis Madams. 

Nur. She Ipeakes that name in Wtlfb, which we call Breck- 

La. What can you do? (aocke 

Aia. Her was toe many tires in Walls,know not the fafiiion 
in Londons? her was milk the Cowes, make feeze and bmtersl 
and rpinne very well the W^lfh freeze , her was Cooke to tek 
Mouncaiji cocs,and fing very fine^rittifh tunes was mage goodj 
ales and breds, and her know to danceonT Sunday es, marge ^0% 
nowMadan^s. 



The littk The^f, 



A pretty Innocence, Ido-e like her iiifi«it.(?ly, Nnrfiy 
And if I live — jB«f <?r Servant. , , ; r - 

Scr» Here is Mf- Hm/m, Madam come to f€€fyj>^^ . 
* Zii Alas poore Gentleman , prethee admit hinii>rj 
£«f^r HmIovc and Cent^ 
Ha. Madam^ I am come to cake my laft leave. 
- La. How fir ? ^ . JdipSfia. j 

Ha, Of all my home af!e<Sions, and my frieM^i \K .tH 
For the intereft you had once in Mariay t : - \- ; r; rl^i 
I would acqualmyou when! leave the kingdoms* Mn^:'' 

La. Would there were arty thing in my poore ppj^^g^ ^ 
That might divert your will, and make you happy j r ^ 
I am lure I kaue wrong'd her too^ but let your pardon 
Aflure me you are cbaritabrc; fhee's dead [ • 

Which makes us both fad; What do you look onP^^j^ .^^fp. i>fjA. 
The likctl face— ' ' ;^ ' 

Ma* Pleffe us awle,why does chat fcntilman make Jf0i 
unders and matemcnts at her, I know her not. >v j 

Ha. Be not oftendcd maid, (him*' 
ha. How the Wench blufhes, fhee reprcfcnts ^4r/^i lolfe to 
Ma. Will the fentilman hurt hervpray you be her defences, 
was haue mad phifnomies, is her troubled with Luna:icks in her 
praine pansjbleffe us awle. 

Ha. Where had you this face? , 
Ma. Her faces be our none Iwarranther. , * ! . 
Ha^ I wonot hurt you, all the lineaments 
That built Maria up; all thofe fpringing beauties 
Dwell on this things change but her tongue I know her: 
Let me fee your hand* , . 

Ma. Du Guin, was never theev$s,and robberies-'here isno 
findge in her hands warrant her. 

Ha. Truft me, the felf-fame white, 
And fofcnefle, prethee fpeak our Englifh Dialc£t* 

Ma. Haleggs? what does her fpeage hard urds to her, to make 
poore ridicles , was no mannerly fenjtilman,xcr j^- 

bufeher • ' \ " ' ' ; > 

W Ha. By the love, 
That e verla ftjng loye I bar€ M^ria — ; 

F Mar^ 



Ma. M^riM , her name was Gt^enith^ and good names, was 
pooreelte.oman maidc, her have no fine kanags to madgehcr 
trickfie, yet ia her ownecuntries was held a fine enfc her can tels 
hrr>and honeftenfe too,niarg youdac now, her <an kcepe her 
little Icggcs dole enough warrant her. 

Lii. How precily thisan^er flicwes- 

I. She gabbles innocently. 

Hd. ^Tadam farewell , and all good fortun<! dwell w*ee, 
With me my ownc affeftions ; fatwcll maid, 
Faire gentle maidc. 

2 She fighes, Du cat a whec. 

Ha. I cannot goe^ thcrcs fomwhat calls me backe. 
CJ^^.Poore Franks^ 
How gladly would I cnterrainc thy love, 
And meet thy worthy flame, but ihame forbids, me : 
Ifpleafe her LadynMp dweU here with and learne to 

fpinne and card ull, to mage flannclls, and linfcyes ulfeis, fall 
tawgco'durdstohcr Zadyrtiipsurfiiips for her. 

The ^ares flow from hiWy 
The tcarcs of true afg:£tion, woe is me, i 
O curled love that gloric^Sn ma^s ny^ 

And true mens broken hearts. ^ f (forgive her. 

Lx. Alas I pltty him, the wench is rude, and knovvcs you nor. 

Ma. Wyne your nyes pray you , though was porne in Walls 
'mong craggy rocks,and moimtaincs yet heart is loft, lookeyou, 
hur can weepe too, when hur fee men mage prinie tcarcs ai)d la- 
mentations. 

Ha. How hard fhe holds me ? 
Juft as UMariA did, weepes the fame drops, 
Now as I have a living foule, her fight too ; 
What fhall I thinke^is'noFyouf titme^'!^^ 
]f it be not, delude me with to much charity 
To fay it is, 

tjifa. Vpon her life, you was mightic deal in love with fi^nTe 
podics, your pale feekes and hollow nyes, and pantings upon 
ner po(bme, know very weil,bccaufe looke you, hcrthinke her 
honeti fcntilman, youfall call her 

JJ^, Good Madam; tbinke IK): illHm thu5 fawcie, 

L4f 



TheLittUrhfef. 

La. Oh no fir, be you not angry with the w.enchj 
Ha. I am molt pleas'd. 

1 . Lets interrupt him, hccT be mad outright elfe. 

2. Obfeive a little more. 

Ha. Would I could in your languag^^bcg a kiflc^ 
IP ^ CMa. Ifhcrhavenecc{ritksofakiile,looke you>dcrci^ 
in faricies. 

^ Ha. Let me fufFer death, 
If in my apprehenfion two twinnd cherries 
Be more a kin, then her lips to Mariasy 
And if this harlh illufion would but leave her, f 
She were the fame, good ^l/adam, fball 1 have 
Your confent now. La. Towhait/ 

Ha. To give this Virgin to me. 

La. She^i not mine, this is her Kinfwoman, 
And has more power to difpofe; alas, I piety him. 
Pray gentleman prcvailc with him to goe; 
^orc that I wifti his comfort than his abfence. 

Ha. You have beene alwaycs kind to me, will you 
Denie me your faire Coufen. 

Ni4. "rwcrc fit you firft obtained her own confent* 

Ha. He is nofriendc that wifhes my departure, 
I doc not trouble you. i. Tis not Maria. 

Ha. Her fhadow is enough, He dwell with that, 
Perfue your owne wayes^ (hall we live together ; 

Ma. Ifher will come tomorrow and tauge to her, her will 
tell her more of her meanings, and then if her be melancholy, her 
will fing her t Welch fong too , to make her merries , but 
C/^^^iVJb was very honeft J her was never love but one fcntle- 
man, and he was beare her great teale of goodills too> was marry 
one day St Davy her give her five paire of white gloves > if her 
will dance at her weddings^ 

Ha. All I am worth, 
And all my hopes, this ftrangc voycc would forfakc hcf, 
For then Ihe Aiud be — — prethcc ftay a little, 
Harke*in thine eare,diffemble not,butteUme, 
And favc my life j I know you are Maria: 
Speke but as I doQ eta words to confirme me ; 

F 2 Yd* 



The Night'WatksriOt 
Youhave anEngUflifoule^donotdilguifeic ^ * 
From me with thcfe ftrange accents — She pinch'd hard 
Againc, andfigh'd. 

La. Whac ailes the Wench? ^ Exiti 

■ Hti, She's gone to^" ; > 

2. Come Icive th'isd'reamc^. 

Ha Adreameplthmkcfb; 
But ' twa s a pleafing one^ now lie obey, ^ ' _ * . 

And forget all thefc VVon,4?rSj^ Iffad the wa/o ^^eUp^ 



Aftus Quartus*. 

Enter fyildham and Toby. 

JLjL T'i?. Sweet Mr. TVildbraiHy'-^lzm glad I ha met 

TVi. Why did my aunt fend for me ? (we yccg 

To. Your Aunt *s a mortal, and thinkes not on you 
For ought I can perceive. 

fVi. Is my Cofcn alive agen ? 

T^. Neither, and yet we doe not hcarc 
That (he's buried,. 

What fliould make thee glad then? 

Tc» What fliould make me glad? have I not caufe^, 
To fee your princely body well, and walkc thus, , 
tooke blith and bonny, and your wardrobe whole llill? 

The Cafe is cleare, and I ha found a Mine, 
A peifeft Indi?5 fincc my Aunt cafhcer*d mej 
What thinVft^of this? - -^^--^j^j 
' • -rrf;' Oh -delicate be lis. ;pvfi r:^ , 

Wi. Thou putteft me inminde,/ 
We are to ring anon, I mean to fend for thee ; 
Meete ni^. at the old PanQi Church.1 

To, Say no morfo. . - : > > 

m. Whcnthy Lady 'isabed, weha confpii'd 
A.midnight peak for joyt. 



7helinh:Theef. 
If I, faile hang rnei'ih bell ropes. 

Wi, Ancl how? and how does my Aunt? 

To She's up to*ch earcs in Law; 
I doc fo wh'r. le her co the Counfellors chambers. 
And backe agairie,arid bounce her for more mqncy^ 
And too againri know not what chey doc with her; 
But (lit*s the merrieft thing among thefe LaVvdriyersj 
And in their ftudies halfe a day together; 
If they doe get her with Magna Gbarta^ flie fweares, 
By all the abilicie of her old body, 
She will fo claw the Juftice,fhe will fell 
The tiles of the houfc Hie vowes, and fackc out o'ch cellar,\ 
(That (he worfhips to Idolatry) but flicle hang him. 

PFi, I would fhe could tbut hark thee honett Tel^/: 
If a man haue a Miftreffe, may wc PiOt 
With out my Aunts leave, borrow now artd then . 
A coach to tamble in^ toward the Exchange, 
And fo forth? Te?- A Miftreflet 

She may be thine when we are married. 

T<7» Command, He "carry you biDth in pompe; 
And let my Lady go a foot a Lwcatching, 
And exercife her cornes : where is iht Matter loh^? 

fVi. Shatfeeher.. Te^.Shall we ringfor her? 
And drinke her health. 

To. Drinkeftiffely for five hours* 

m. Wceledrinke fifteen. - • — 

T ?. To rnglic? we will ha Ewcnty torchcs thed> 
And thraugh che ftrcets drive on triumphamly; 
Triumphantly weele drive, by my La dyes doore, 
Aslama Ghriliian, Coachman, I will rattle you 
And urine in her porch land fhe fhall fcare me.^ 
lfyofftl|TB5^^ 

I will drinke lack and (urfeiynftj^^ 

I^now nBrWKcrcl 1 am now« ; jr^^^ 
Eraer Lurcher.^ 
Wu Hold for thy buttons lake, the knSve's tranfpoited. ; 
Lur* Jacks Wildbrainc} - - : - u ^^ . (nbw? 
^5. Honeft T(?/»,hoW:thri?ve^th€feHonious ^oHd wi thee 

Lw 



The Nfght'i^alksryOr 

Lfir. You looky and calkc as you were much exalced. 

JVi. Thai'c i'chrighc Tom. lie cell thee firlt, 
I ha Ihooke oft my Aunt, and yec I Jive ftill, 
A nd drink, and fing ; her houlc had like co ha fpoird mci 
I keeps na houres now; 
Nor need any f:alle key 
To the old womans Cabinets, 1 ha money 
Vpon my word, and pawne no oa:hcs coch* Butcler; 
No macrimoniall procettacions 
For facke polfecs co the chambermaid, 
I praile my Face, theic be more wayes toth' wood T^m. 

Lar. prechec reieafc my wonder. 
He encrcafe ir, wipe thine eyes, 
Here is a chaine worth mony and fome man had ir 
A foolifn Diamond, and other trifles ' 

I^r. The very fame, Oh Gipfey I Infidel! 'I 
All chat I fweac,and vcntur'd my neckc for, I 
He has got already^ who would cruft a rtrumpcf; 

This ? This is nothing to whac I poffellc 
Ac home, Lur. What home ? 

A houfe that /hall be namelefle | 
The Mittrefle of jt mine too, (uch a pcecc 
For fl: fh and blood, added to that lo loving-^ 

Lhr. Is (he married? 

I know not, nor I care not ; 
But fuch a prize , lo mounting, lb delicious. 
Thou wilt runne mad, He cell thee more hereafter, 

T ur. Nay prethec a word more* 

W. I tooke no paines to finde out all this Paradife, 
My dcfhny threw me upon'c ith' darke, I found it 
Wanting a lodging too. Ur. No old acquaincance^ 

iVt. Never^neverfawherj 
Buc thefe chings happen not in every a«>e 
I cannot flay^ If thou wile meccc anojn^ ' 
A: uiy owne randcvow, thou knoweft the Tavern^. 
Wcele fup together, after chat aTompVny"^^^^ 
Of mery lads have made a match co ring. 

Lnr. You kcepe y ourc cxcrcife, I'chc old Church ? 



the Utile Thitfe. 

m. No other, 
There is no muficke to the bells, wc wo^d 
Have bonefircs if we durft, and chou wo*d come 
It fiiall coft thee nothing Tom^ hang pilfering^ 
And Jceepe me company, in time 1 may 
Shew thee my Wench too, 

Lnr* I cannot promife ; but you will be there f 
fVi. Weele coffe the bells, and make the flecpk 
Rore boy » but come to fupper then, 
Lfir* My hand, and cxpt£l me: 
Yes I will come or fend, and to Ibme purpofe ; 
Art come boy ? 

Enter Boy with (jowne^ Bear and Con able s fi^fe. 
Excellent, Knave, how didft thou purchafe thele ? 

Bof The ftaffc I Hole laft night from a flceping Couflable; 
The rcll I borrowed by my acquaintance with 
The players boyes; you were beft to lofe no tim: fir. 

Lht* So, foj helpe boy, tis very well, doe I not lookc 
Like one that breakcs the Kings peice with authoritie ? 
You know your charge, prepare things hanfomely y 
My diligent boy^ and leave me to my office, 

B^y. Th^re wants nothing already ; but I fly fir. Exit. 
Lur. Now Fortune prcve no fluC) and lie adore th:c. 
Within. $er. Whofe there ? Knocks- 
JLHr. A friend woM fpeakc with Mailer Juflicc. 
Ser. Who are you ? Lur. I am the Conftable. 
S^r, My Mafter is not at leafure to hearc buGnffe. 
Lnr. How? Noz at leafiirc to doe theKing lervice 
Take heede what you fiy fir ; f know his vvorQiip, 
It he know my bufi icfle, would no excufe. 

Ser. You mnl\ goe to another Juaice, He afftirc 
My .4/after is not well in health. 

Lur* I know not. 
But if y our worfliipful be not at l:afure- 
To do himfclfe a benefit, I am gone fir. 
An infinite benefir,and the Scatfc fliall tnajikc him for^ci 
Thanke him, and chinke on him too • I am an Officer, 
And know my place, but I doe love the Juflicc j 
I honor any authoricic above m:: 



T he Night-VP dtker^ or 
'Befide, he is my neighbour, and I worfliip him. 

Ssr. You have no bookes^ nor baUacis, Mr Conftablc, 
Aboiicyou? 

Lfir, What flioulcj 1 doe with bodks ? does it become 
A man of my place to underftandfiich mattcn ?' 
Pray call your Mafte r, if he pleafc to follow nie> 
-I fliall difcover to him fuch a plot, • • 
Shall get him everlafting fame, lie be hangM for^c 
And he be not knighred intiaqtly) and for reward 
Have feme of the malefaftors lands lie bring him too; . 
But I can not delay time^ iVifhin* 

Iti. Who's that? _ 
Ser. A Conftable fir, would fpeake about fomc bufmeflc. 
He fay es, wilLbring you tam^, and mighty profit. r . 
htir* Pieal\ your wprfhiip) co ine dpvvne, He make you^bappyj 
- The notablM: pecce of viUany I have m hand fir, 
And you (liall finde it out \ I ha made choyce 
To bring your worfhip to the firft knowledge, and 
Thanke me, as ypu finde the good on"t aftervvards. 
lu. WHatis it ? Treafon? - 
Lhy. Tis lictle better, I can tell you, I havelodg'd 
A crew of the mpft rank and defperate villaines : 
They talke of robberies, and wayes they did *em; 
And hx)w they lefc men bound in their ftudicg. 
//^, Wkhbookcspdi)allads? : 
Ltif. .That fir^ ? that> and murdersj . , r -^Vik 

And thoufand knaveries mofe, tha're very rich fir,^ ' ' 
Inmony, j:wels,chaines,andajiunderedmpre - 
Devices. In. Happy, happy ConKaBlcj Imet yec ..i 
At the back doore, get re^dy kn^ye^. i j ' 

Lht.^oiz manlbefeccHyou,,^ < l o^gi' 
I have privately appointed ttrength about me^ 
They cannot ftart, your men would breede fufpitionJI 
I Allmy dehreis youwoL^jacome alone; ^ Mi iovV.iiic 
^.Tiiac you might have the hope of the^nterpfife, ^ 
^ V That you might heare e'mfirfi, and then proceed fir^ 
^- 1^. I come, I come. 

LuT. Tis very well* 'Exit. . 



little Jhief. 

Ju. Keep all my doors faft, lis fomcthing late. 
Lur* So;fQ,andplcafcyourworfliip Idircay6tt» Exit^^ 
Enter Boj. 

Boy. My Maficr ftgye$^ I doubt hi^ Umtfitwi^^ 
If they do, airs provided $ but j all W i^v ^ 
This while forget my own %te^;f^^ 
Is certainly alive, I met her in , ^ a -iiso bn:. 
Another habit, with her Nurfej *cwas fliet^ 03 c^i^^ ^ - 
There isfomc tricfcisi*r,;J?uE;i/vh'fn;thisiis»6wr5;^^'^^ ^^^^^ ^ . 
He find it out, this pr^js^a; for, tfefiiUfurcr;! c n 'dn lUji ^2^;; 
May have good efS^^'J: tiQwevcr xwiflL^ ^ '"^ " ^ 

To mortifie him a litle j ; - ^ - ^t^^ ifUif^t^ 

He's come without; ihimt : ! ir^ :iqm>f S^^l ^^'^^^ 
Have you faiM fir? . - ■ / v ;^ r^^.^n v*^^' 

Lw. Pro(pcr*d? my jittjc Engineer; awi^/, V ^'SHW 
He is ith* next room, be not you feen,firra» E^U^ 

Boy* The pitfall's ready, never Jufticc 
Wascaughtinfuch a noozc, ere he get out. 
He flhall run through a fcouring purgatory, • * ' 

Shall purge him to ithefluick, 'tis night alreadfw'^f-^ ^^^ /Exh^ 

Lnr. Come foftly , yet fir foftly, are you not weary ? 

In. Th'aft brou^c me into a pielancholy place, 
I fee no creature. iw. This is, (ir^ theirdciri f ^^ ^ ^ , 
Where they fuppofc themfelves fccurcy I atnfa'inti ' 
With making haft ; but I muft be thus troubled. 
And therefore never go without a cordiaU Seems to drlnkj 
Without this I fliould die ; 
How it refrefhes me 

Already ? wiU'tpleafe your worfhip? I might fiave hddr r 
The manners taiu Jje^y 011 drink ^?efoi^eJI^ ^'V "^ '^ 
Now am I lurty. . , ; lu. ' Tmszp^o^ taff e* " 

Lfir. Taftc ? how cl?e find the vertue , nay fir fpare it^ot : 
iHy wifehasthereceij^ do*s icnotftir - , , 

Your worftiips body? whenyou'Come^oeitafeihc, 
'Twill make you fpeak like thunder; -'^ fH^ Hoy h[ci, 
Lur.. Ic works already. : ■ ' - ::^H^Jl3I'-^V v ^ , 
Iff . Is there never a chair, I v^s^earieifthahlthdughti 

G But 



But who (hall we have to ta^W'*cm Mr. Gohftablc } 

Lf0r. Lcc mc abne, ^htn I but give tW watch-irord 
Wc will hare men enough ta&irpr ife a« Army. 

' ^ Enter another with A \?hiii¥* * • ' 
LuT. They donoc drcllfe of u^/*ft>^c^^^ 
Care, care, and early rifing, common- ^fths men 
Arc ever fubjeas to ^x^^y'^mmM,,^^'^ 
A ftiort nap is not iimoh amifs^; fo^ fo, he's ^fefll - . * , 

Faft asa fifh ith' net^, hchai^iWihkin^ pc^v«^ ^""^ ' 

Shall work upon huntao^^ bc^o-p v ir - 

Nay> we mv citthimintocoliopsnow ^ 
And he n*re teel ; have you prepared the taiilt ffifra ? 
Be)^. Yes, yes, fir,, every thing in*s place, ^ 
L^r. When wo/htf c plac'd hini^-y^ and l4oy " ^ 
Muft-?ibout another proi^aMd by^i -his poci6rtJ^;' "1 "^-^ 

Willbind him {lire enough tifl we return, -.^3^^ -'^ ^'^^.^ 
This villany weighs maialy^ hut wcclc fut^fpif^^ ^; ^ ^^cjj^tpiA:^ 
Bells ring. - EtfterStxton. . i r ui 

^y^AT* Now forM^iofiar^ min^c^ris^^ 
They ring a wager,^^,h4ljtottft:<tefil j^ftly, hk b^^^^ 
Enter Ltircher^nd Bop 
Lnr. Doft hear'em, ha: k, thefe be the Ringers I 
BoJm AreyQHf^re/;the,ftjiie? 
hur. Or m]j^i«A^io»S(&it;v 4 - - f . 
The coaft is clear r - ^:.rl: -A "Hnrti 'T a:. - 
Haw ihe bellsgpV howidaintily:tliey:tumbk? ^ 
And me thinks they fecm to fay ; Fine foidk Ik fee you- 
Sex. excellent agen, good boy es-— -oh that waf noughfal 
l^Uf. WhoVthat^'-. i ^ciai/ov. - ^< \ . 

Bo/. Be you conce^rdifey siny hieainsy^^^^ r - r rri 
Xhcy (lop, Ihope thcile toVagen, clofc fir. 

Epter0ildhrAinyT§by^ Ringers. 

tyi. A palpable knock. %in^ 'Twis^ttonc. 

To* Bejudg\tby^5;ljC^cxtonthen,, ri'v ^iyuv i c; |;/^ 

If I havc ears. ^S^x. A knocks a knccki a^^ft%*er , 

T(?. Cairman your gallon of wine, y oa ring moft imploufly,^ 

ArtthQU of ihcwoifhipfttl companyof the Knights oth' Wcft, 

Andi 



And hafidle a bell wich no more dcjKcrity: 
You think you arc in Thames ftrecs 
Juftling the carts : oh a clean hand*s a jeweU 

Boy. Good fpeed to your good cxercife. 

To. Y are welcome. r 1 : ui ?k 

Boy. I come fir from a Gentkmaoi mA neighbour hard bji 
One that loves your mufick well. 

T^. He may have more on'c. 
Handle a beH, as you w re haling timber; 
Grofs, grofs, and bafe, abfurd, 

Rin, He mend it next peaU 

Boy. To intreat a knowledge of you, whether it be 
By the Ear you ring thus cunningly or by the Eye ; 
For to be plain, he has laid ten pounds upon'c, 

ff/.: But which way has he laid ? 

Boy. That your Ear guides you, 
And not your Eye. 

To. Has won, has won-, the Ear*s odr onely infttumcnt 2 

B9J. But how (hall we be lure on*c. 

To. Put all thelightsoutjto what end ferye our Eyes then? 
A plain Cafe, 

B§j. You fay true, *tis a fine cunning tkingto ring by th'car 
And can you ring ith* dark fo ? (furc ^ 

All night long boy. 

Boy. Tis wonderful, let this be certain Gentlemen^ 
And half his wager he allows among ye ; 
Ift poflible you Ihould ring fo ? • 

To. Poilible. thou art a child, He ring wKert I am dead drunk; 
Out Wich .the lights, no twinckling of a candle^ 
' I knoyrmy^ro^e too^asl know my nofe. 
And can bajn^ rt foundly ith' dark, I warrant you/ 

iVf.Qomt lei*s confirm him ftraightahd win the wager* l£Kk* 

Boy. Let me hear to {lengthen me ; 
And when y'avcrung He bring the money to you* 

Lnr. So, fo,follow*cm^; ; 
They fhall have a cool reward , one hath gold of mine, 
G jod ftore in's pockecj gin^. 
But this nr be rcvengM in a fliort warnings 

G 2 They 



7he Night-yi^^iiirj or 
They arc at it luftily hey, how wantonly 
They ring away their cloaths, how k delights me \ 

Boy* Here, here, ■fir. ^ Enter 3oj vtitb cloaths^ 

Lnr. \i2i^Wtldbrmts^r . 

Boy. His whole cafe fir ; I felt it out,arid by the guar^$ 
This Ihodd be the Goachmans^ another luite too. 

t'^r. Aw'SLy Boy, quickly now to the Ulurcri 
His hour to wake approaches. 

iJ^;'* That once fiBifh'df ^ ;* 
Youle give me leave to play fir : hcSre they come. Exifi» 
Enter Wddbrainy Tohyy and Ringers* ■ 

Wf. I am monjftrous weary. 

To. Fie, how I fweat ? Reach me my cloak to cover me, 
1 run to oyl like a Porpife ; 'cwas a brave peal. 

Sex. Let me light my candle firft , then He wait dn you. 
A very brave peaL 

To* Carman, you came in clofe now, 

Wf. Sure part midnight. 

No (iirring in the ftreets I hear* 

To^ Walk further,was that a.pillar ! \\$ harder than my nofe^ 
Where's the Boy promised us five pound ? 

9yi. Roomylfweatftill J come, come, my cloak, 
1 fhall take cold. .Bf^tfr Sexton^ 

Se^. Where lies it ? 

m. Here,,herc,andallourcloaths. ^ ^ 

5f AT. Where, where ? Rin. Iih* the corner; 

To. Is thy candle blind too, give me the bottle, 
I can drink like a Fifh now, hke an Elephants 

Sex. Here are the corners, but here are no cloaths j 
Yes, here is a cuflfe. Wi. A cufte ? give me the candfe, 
Cuftes wo'not cover me -I fmell the knavery. * * ^ 

To. I ft come to a cuftc ? my whole fuit turned to a Buttolii } \ 

IVi. Now am I as cold again as though 'twere Chriftmas ; 
Cold with my fear. He never ring by the ear more. 

To. My new cloaths vanifh'd ? jyi. My all dbaths T^hy.. 

Rin. Here's none. I cno ,l>t^'^w ^^'^ 

To. Not one of rnydragonj w^ 
Have I muted all my feathers ? " * 



the Lift U Thief. I 

Wu Cheated by the car ; a plot to put out the candle • 
I Gould be mad ; my chain, my rings, the gold , the gold. 

T^. The cold, the cold I cry, and I cry truly. 
Not one fleeve, nor a cape of a cloak to watm nae^ 

a^i. Whatmiferablc fools were ? 

T^'. We had e'en bcrt, genrlemen, 
Every man chute his rope again, and faften ir. 
And take a fhort turn to a better fortune 
To be bawds to our miferies,and put our own lights out ? 

m. Preth^e Sexton lets have a fire at thy houfe, 
A good fire, weele pay thee fome Way for% I am (tone cold.^ 

Sex. Alas I pitty you, come quickly Gentlemen. 

Wi. Sure I ha been in a dream, I had no Mirtrcfs, 
Nor gold, nor cfoarhs, but am a ringing rafcal. 

To. Fdlows in affli(ftion> let's take hands^ all, 
Now are we fit for tumblers. 

Enter Lwcher and other bringi^tg in ^Igripr. 

Lur. So, fo, prcfently his fleep will leave him. 
And wonder feize upon him, 

Bid'em within be ready. Jh. What found's this ? 

What horrid dinne ? what dilmal place is this ? 

1 never fa w before, and now behold it ; 

But by the half light of a lamp, that burns here r 

My fpirits (hake, tremble through my body ; 

Help, help , Enter two Fnries with blacl^tapers'i^ 

Mercy, prote£tme, my foul quakes, 

What dreadful apparitions ] how I fhudder ! 

1.2. Ta. ^Igrife. Jh. Whatareyou? 

I • We arc hclhounds, helhoundsj that have commiffion 
Frem the Prince of darknefs, 
To fetch thy black foul to him. 

Jfi. Am I not alive (till ; 

1. Thou art, but we have brought thee inftruments- 
Will quickly rid thy miferable life, S:abbe, 

2. Poyfon. 1. Hang thy felf, this choife is offet'd, 
2. Thou canft not hope for heaven ; thy bafe foul is 

Loft to all hope of mercy. 2. Quickly, quickly, 

The torments cool* x. And all the Fiends expe<Sl thee. 

Come: 



The l^t^ht'^-Pf^ths^^ or 
Come wi^h us to that pit of endlcfs horrour. 
Or we will force thee. Ju. 0\\y oh^o\u 

T. Groans arc toolatCf fooner the ravifticr, 
Whole foul is hurl'd into eternal f roft, 
Stung with the force of twenty thoufand Winterc, 
Topunifh the dilicmpers of hisblood. 
Shall hope to get from thence, then thou avoid 
The certainty 6frne?f?f^'h^t'l^ 
Shall murderers hz there for ever dying, 
Their fouls (hot through with adders, torn on JEngine^i 
Dying as many deaths for killing one. 
Could any imagination number them, 
As there be moments in eternity : 
And fhall chat Juftice fpare thee, that haft flain. 
Murdered by chy extortion fo many ? 

J ft. Oh, oh. 

2. Do executionjggkl^Iy, or we'le carry thee aliye to hell« 

J ft* Gently, gentle devils, doWforccmc 
To kill my felf, nor do not you do*t for Hie ; 
O let me live. He make amends for all. 

r. Tell us of thy repentance ? perjur'd villain, 
Pinch off his fledi, he muft be whipt, falted and whipt. 

Jh. Oh mifery of miferies ! 

Recorders i • 2. Tear his accurfed limbs, to hell with him, ha. 
A mifchief on that innocent face, away, Cre^p$ w 

Enter Boy likj An tAngel. 

Boy. Malicious furies hence, choak not die feeds 
Of holy penitence. 

Ju. This muft ht an Angel, ^ 
How at his prefence'tlic fiends crawle away ? 
Here^is.G)me light of mercyr^^^'^Sm^'^ 

B'if* BVthou wife. 
And enteitain it, wretched. Wretched man • 
What poor defence hath all thy wealth been, to thee ? 
What iaycs thy confcience now } 

I ft. Be my good Angel,here I promife thee, 
To become honeli , and renounce all villany ; 
Enjoya me any pennance , He build Churches \ 

A whole 



T Be Little Thfip 

A whole City of Hofpitals. 

Bo/. Take heed, 
There is no dallying, nor arc thefc imposed. 

Name arty thing within rny power, fwe«t Angei ^ 
And if I do not faithfully perform it, 
Then whip me tvcxy^MYy k^^ 
Whole years together let mejreeze^to Ificles. 

B(^)f^ Ith' number of thy fo'uTpppr^ 
Thou haft undone a faithful Gentleman) 
By ©Icirig forfeit of his I ant^"^"""^^^^^ Young Lfircher y 
Idecemfefs. 

Boy. He lives moft miferablc, 
And in dcfpair may hang or drown himfelf; 
Prevent his ruine, or his blood will be 
More fin in thy account : haft thou forgotten 
He had rfifterr^^^^^ 

Ih, J do well temember it. 

Boy* Couldft thou for Mammon break thy folemn vow^. 
Made once to thfyijih^yj!!^, that weep, 
A thoufand tears a day for thy unfemdncfs, 
Wasnot thy feith contrafted, and thy heart f 

And couldft thou raar^afloteL 
//^.^"Sutfteisdead; 

• And I will make true fatisfaftion. 

'Boy. What do inftancc thcfe, that haft been fal& 
To all the world. 

Ifi. I know it, and will henceforth 
Pra(9:ife repentance, do not frown fwect Angel } 
I Will rcftore all morgages^ forfwear 
Abominable Ufury,. liye^chaftej;^ ^ 
{For f have been wanton in my fhrGud|fiiy age j; 

* And ii that poor innocent maid, I fo abus'd,, 
Be living, I will marry her, and fpend 

My daycs to come religioufly* 

Boy* I was commanded but a Meffcnger 
To tell thee thisj and refcue thee from thofe,. 
Whofe malice would have drag*d thee quick to hcll>, 
If thou abufc this mercy and repent not,. 



The Ntght^rva^ry 
. Double damnation will expeft chec for ic ; 
Bjt if thy life be vertuous hereafter^ 
A bleffednefs fhall reward thy goorftxample. 
Thy fright hach much diftraftcd thy weak fcnfes, 
D :ink of this viol, ^"d *'ene wjlI^ ^ 
I ha done my office^tKiniron*L and be ^pf py*^ "| 

Lfir. So, fo, he gapes already, now he's fafrj 
Thou haft adled rarely ; but this is not all j 
Firltj help to convey him out o'th vault. 

Boj. You willdifpcnfe withmenow, asyouprcmis'dfir, 

L»r. We will make fhift without thee, tha'ft done^wcU, 
By our device this bondage may fcape hell. Exit^ 
Enter Ladj^ Nfsrfe^ Ui^ariA. 

La* Didft think M^ria^ this poor outfide, and 
Diffembling of thy voice could hMfth^t from 
A motbsrs learching eye, though too much fear. 
Left thou wert not the fame, might blind a lover 
That thought thee dead too ^ oh iSy dciar c^^^r^^ 
I hardly kept my joyes in from betraying thee ; 
Welcome again to life, we fliall find out 
The myfleTy of tHy ablen^^^^^^ 
Thy perfonftill, for ey^/^Vi>^ muft not know thee : 
And cxercife this prccty diale6l ; 
If there be any courfe in Law to free thec^ 
Thou fhalt notice fomilerable; befilent 
Good Nurfe. 

Nnr. You fhall not need to fear me Madam, 
I do not love the ufuring Jew fo well ; 
Befide, 'twas my trick to difguife her fo. 

La. Be not dejefted 

M(t. Your cape may cotofort me j 
But 1 defpair of happinefs : - i 'c ; ...i.j 4| ^ 

-fl'^rr/^^z/^jl dare not fee him. ..rrllivvl ^t^.'I •ilf 

Nut* VVeele withdraw. i - 

La. I (ball buc grieve to fee his paffions too, 
Since there's no polTiDility to relieve him. 

Enter Hartlov^i . 

Ha. The world's a Labyrinth, where unguided «ien 

Walk 



rhi little 

Walk up and tiown to find their warirefs ; 

No fooner have wc mcafurcd vvith ixiuch toil 

One crooked path, with hope to^ain ourfreedonij 

But it betrays us to^a ncw^ffliftion^ ^ 

W hat a ftratige mocKeryl^IKi^^^ 

Shortly to all the creatures ? • / 

Oh Mariah I 

If thou becft dead, vvhy does thy fhadow fright me ? 
Sure *cis becaufe I live ; wrerc I but certain 
To meet thee in one gr^vc>and that ourduft 
Might have the priuiledge to n»iix m fiknce, 
How quickly (hould my foul fhake ofl this burthen ! 

E^iterBoy, 

Thus far my wiflhes have fuccefs, He lofe 
No time : Sir, are not you call'd Mr. B^rtlove^ 
Paordon my rudenefs. 

Ha. What does chat concern 
Thee Boy, 'tis a name cannot advantage thee^ 
And I am vvcary on't. Boy* Had you conccal*d> 

Or I forgot it fir, fo large vverc my 
Diredions, that you could not fpeak this language^ 
But I (hould knew you by your forrow» 

Ba. Thou 

,Wert well informed, it fecms ; well, what's your bufinefs? 

Boy. I come to bring you comfort. 

H^^ Is Maris 
Alive agenf thatfs fomewhat^and yet not 
Enough to make my cxpe(9ation rife, to 
Pafthalf ableffing, fince wecannot^mecc 
To make it up a full one j th*art mifiaken; 

B^Jf. y Vhen you have hcai d me, you'Ie think othewife 
In vain I fliould report JIi<i?ri^ living: ^ ' ^ ^ ^ 

The ctmfort that 1 bringyou muft depend 
Upon her death. imaT^^^ 
Some one has fcnt thee |oAock me, though my anser ^ , " 
Stoop not^ punifkthy Igreeii^y^^r^mr^ , '^^'i^^^^. 
Fo^m^li^^ ^ -y'-^V 

^6 tempt any forrow thus, 1 ihould revenge it^ 

■^r.n. H 



Boy. Ihdeeel I have no thought fo uncharitable, 
Nor am I lent to grieve you, let mc fuffet 
Morepuniiliin^nt th^in ever ^oy dcfervM> 
If you do firid me falfc ; I lerve a MKirefs 
yVould rather dye than play with your misfortunes; 
Then good hr hear m: out. 

H^i. Who isyour Miftrefs ? 
\ B^y. Before I name her> give me fomc incouragemcnt, 
TFhat you receive her meffage, Qie is one. 
•That IS fall acquaifited wi:h ytiur mif^^ryf^^^'' 

can bring fuch a portion of herforrow 
in every circumlUfKe iQ U^ 
l^ou'lelove and pity her, and wi(h your griefs 
l^lighi marry one another^# , 

Ha, Thou art wild ?: 
Ganft thou bring comfort from fo fad a creature ?. 
Her mifcrable ftory can at beft. 
But fwell my Volume, large enough already. 

Boy. She was late belov'd, as you were, promls'd faich,^ 
And marriage, and was worthy of a better 
Than he, that (tole Marias heart. 
Ma. How's that ? 

Boy. Julias cJlf4r/> dealt with you|^a^^ 
Did he chat married her, deal with my Mfrftrefs, 
V Vhen carclefsboch of honour and Religion ; 
They cruelly gave away their hearts to ftrangcrs. • 

Ha. Part of this truth I know, but prcthccboy 
Proceed to that thpu cam'ft for ; thou didft protnifc 
Something, thy language cannot hitherto 
Encourage me to hope for. 

Boy. That I come to: 
My miftrefs thus unkindly dealt with all, 
You may imagine, wanted no affliftion j * 
Arid had ere this, Wept her felt drye as marble,' 
Had not your fortune come to her relief. 
And t winnc to her own forrow brought her comfort^ . 

Ua. Could the condition of my fate fo cqual> 
Le ffen her fuffejrings ! , 



^oj. t know not how 
Companions in grief fowctimcs diminifli 
And make the preffurc cafie, by degrees : 
She threw her troubles off, remembring yours, 
And from her pity of your wrongs, there grew 
Affe(ftion t;o your pcrfon thus increas'd. 
And with it, confidence, that thofe whom Nature . 
Had made fo even in their weight of forrow, 
Could not but love as cqualW one another, 
Were things but well pre|4frd, this gave her boldnefs 
To employ me thus far. 

Ha. Aftrangemcffageboy. 
Boy. If you incline to meet my Mift rcfs love> 
It may beget your comforts ; befides that* 
•Tis fome revenge, that you above their fcorn 
And pride , can laugh at them, whofe perjury 
Hath made you happy, and undone thcmlelves. 

Ha. Have you done boy. Boj. Oncly this little more j 
When you but fee," and know my Miftrefs well. 
You wiU forgive my tedipufnefs, fliers fair, 
Fai r as UHaria was. 

Ha. lie hear no more. 
Go fooUfti Boy, and tell thy fonder Miftrefs 
She has no fecond Faith to give a Way ; 
And mine, was given to Maria^though her death 
♦ Allow me freedom, fee the Pifturc of her. 

Miiiet Mariaj Nnrfe. 
I Would give ten thoufaild Empires for the fiibftancc j 
Yet for Maria's fake, whofe divine Figure 
That rud-c frame carries, 1 will love this counterfeit 
Above all the world,and had had thy Miilrefs all 
The grace and bloffom of her fex ; now fhc 
Is gone, that was walking a Spring of beauty, 
I would not look upon her* 

"Soy. Sir, yqur pardon^ 
I have but done a mcifage, as becomes 
A fervant, nor did (he on whofe commands 
I gladly Waited, bid me urge her love 

H 2 To 



The J^ight-w4^ry or 
To your dlfquict> (he wouldchidc my diligence 
If I fhould make you angry. 
Ha. BrcccyBoy, 

Boj. Indeed I fear I hayc offended you : ;^ • --^ 
Pray if I have, enj :>yn me any penaance for it ;- 
I have performed one duty, and could as willingly 
To purge my faulc, and fhew I fuffsr with you, 
Plead your caufe to another. Ha^ And Jle cake thee 
Ac thy word boy, .thou halt a moving language,. 
Thatpreccy innocent, Copie of CMai^ 

all I lovej I know not how to fpeak, 
Wmne her tothir k well of me, and I will- 
Reward chee to thy wiQies,. 

Boy- 1 undertake 
Nothing for gain, but fince you have refoly'd* 
fo love no other^ He be faithful to you. 

And my prop'heticke thoughcs bid me already 
Say I fhall profper. 

Thou wert fcnt to blefs inc.. 
-S^?/. Pray give us dpporturiicY. V ' 

i^^.Behappy. lExith 
Nhy. He's gone. B^y. With your fair leave Miftrefs. , ^ . 
Ma. Have you bufinefs with her pray you? 
Boy. I have a mefiage from a gentlenian, ' 
Pleafe you vouchfafe your ear- more private* -jr , 

Nnr. You thall have my abfchce Neece. Mxit^ 
Jlia. Was the fentleman afeard to declare his matters openly> 
here was no bodies was not very honcft , if her like not her er- 
rands the petter, was wilt to keep her pieathes to coole her per* 
ridges, cantell her that now for' iule her priva.tc hearings and 
tawgings*. - '\ 

Boy. You mayyif pleafc youi find another language, 
And with lefs pains beunderftobd, , 

cjWii. What is her meaning ? /; , 

Boy. Come, pray fpeak your own BflgUflii > .^^.^ 

Ma^ Have boyes loft her itts and memories ?. bkft i}$ juk, 
• Boy. I muft be plain thcn^ comb , I know you are 
Mart a ^ this thinne vail <:annot obfcurc ^qu i 

- lie 



lie tell the world you live, I have not lo(i y ee , 

Since firft with gn'efe and (liame to be furpiiyd, 

A violent trance took away flie w of life ; 

I could difcover by what accideni; 

Yo\x were coavey'd away at midnight, in 

Your coffi i, could declare the place, and minute, 

When you reviv'd) and what you have done fince asperfcilly— • 

M4. Alas, I am becraid to new misfortunes^. 

Boj^ You are not for my knowledge. He be dumbc 
For ever, rather than be fuch a#traytor ; 
Indeed I pity yoU) and bring no thoughts, 
But full of peace, jcaJl home your modeli blood, 
Pale hath too long ufurp*d upon your face ; 
Think upon love agen, and the poffeflion 
Of full blown joyes, noW ready to falutc you. 

Mit. Thefe words undo.me more than my awn griefes,. 

Boy* Lfee hpw fear would play the tyrant with you. 
Bat lie remove fufpition ; have you in 
Your heart an entertainment for his love, 
To whom your Virgin faith made the firft promife ? 
• Ma. If thou mean'ft Hartlovey thou doft wound i^e ftill, , 
1 have no life without his memory,. 
Nor with it any hope to keep it long, 
Thou feeft I walk-in darknefs like a theef, 
That fears to fee the world in his own flhape, 
My very fliadow frights me^ tis a death 
To live thus, and not look day in the face, 
Away > I know thee not. 

Boy. YouihaU hereafter know, and thank me Lady,' 
Ilebringyouadifcharge atnay next vifit, 
Of all your fears, be content fair Maria^ 
Tis worth your wonder. Ma. Impoflible. 

Boy^fit wife and filent, 
Drcfs your felf, you (hall be what you wish^ 

Af^.Dothis,andbe 

My better ABg4l* ' 
u8<7f AUJy our cares Qume^ Mxemi 



Aftus Quintw. 

EKter Lurch. sni Boj^» 

Dir. T Muft applaud thy diligence. 
I Boy. Ic had been nothing 
JLTo have lefc him in the Porch ; I cal'd his fcmnts, 
With wonders they acknowledg'd him, I pretended 
Ic Was ibme fpice, furc of the falliri^ ficknefs, 
And chat was charity to bring him home ; 
They rubM and chaW him, ply'd him with ftrong water, 
Scill he wasfenfelefs, clamors could not wake him ; 
I wifned'em then get him to be d, they did lb. 
And almoU: fraothr'd him with ruggcs and pillows ; 
And *caufe they fhould have no caufe to fulpcd me, 
I watchM them till he wak'd. L«r. 'Twas excellent^ 
Boy. When his time came to- yawn, and ttretch himfclfj) 
I bid'em not to be hafty to difcover 
How he was brought home ; his eyes fully opeq, 
With trembling he began to call his fervants. 
And told*em he had feen ftrangc vifions, , 
That (hould convert him from his Heathen courfe^ • 
They wondred, and were (ilcnt, there he preach'd 
How fweet the air of a contended confcicnce 
Smek in his nofe now, ask'd'em all forgivencfs 
For their hard pafturc fince they liv*d with himr; 
Bid'em believe, and fetch out the cold fur- loin : 
Pierce the ftrong beer> and let the neighbours joy i|i*c s 
The concealed Muskadine fhould now lye open 
To every mouth ; tliat he Would give toth* paor;, 
And mend their wages ; that his doors fhould be 
Open to every miferable futor. ^ - 

Lmt. What faid his fervants then ? 
Boj', They durft not fpeak, 
But bleft themfclves, and the ttrange means that h|tf 
Made him aGhriftian in thisover-joy, 
* I cooi^my le;^ve, and bad'cm fay their prayers, 

Anil 



ThelHtleThkfl 
And humor hinij left he turned Jew agen. 

Lht. Enough, enough. Whofethis? EKterlohy. 
*X\s one of my ringers ; ftand clofe, my Ladies Coachman. 

To, Buy a mit for a bed> buy a mac ; 
Would I wete ac rack and manger among my horfes ; 
We have dcvided the Sextons • 
Houlliould ftufL among us, one has the rugge, and he*s 
Tidrn'd IriQi, and another has a blanket,and be muft bcgge in 
Tiie flieccs ferve another for a frock, and with the bed-cord, 
He miy pafs for a Porter, nothing bu: the mat would fall 
To my & ire, which with the help of a tune and a haffocke 
Qai oth* the Church may difguif? me till I get home 5 
A pox a bell-ringing by the Ear, if any man take mc 
At it agen, lec him pull mine to the Pillory, I could witli 
lihad \o(\ mine Ears, fo I had my cloaths agen: ; 
The wether wo'notallow'thi^ fafliiony 
I do look for an ague befides. 

Lur. How the raskal (hakes ? 

To^ Here are company : 
Buy a mat for a bed, buy a maty 
A haffockc for your feet, or a Pifs clean and fwcet ; 
Buy a mat for a bed, buy a mat : 

Ringing, I renounice thee, He never corns to Church more. 

Lnr. You with a mat ? Ttf. I am called. 
If any oae fhould ofi'jr to buy my mir, what a cafe were I in ? ^ 
Oh that I were in my Oit-tub with a horfe loaf. 
Something to hearten me : 
I;darcnot hear'em; 
Buy a mat for a bed, Buy a mat* 

Lur. He'sdcaf^ 

fo. I am glad, lam ; buy a mit f€>r a bed. 

Lnr. How the raskal f wears ? W hat a pickle he is in ? 
Every ftreet he g^es through will be a nevv torment* 

7>, If ever I m:et at midnight m^rc a jtngling : 
1 am cold, and yet I drop; buy a mat for a bed, buy a mit. Exit. 

£#i*r# He has pani(hm:nt enough. 

Enter iVilMrain. 
Who's thisi my tothcr youth ? he is turn'd Bear# 

Wi. I am half afraid of rty felf : this poor fhift - I 



The Ni£ht^4lker^ or 
A friend of mine to be acquainted with you, 
He*s other than he feems • why d'ee ftarc thus ? 
cMK Oh fir, forgive me, I have d^^iie ye wrongj 
Lur. What's the nutter ? didft ever fee hct afore Jack,^ 
IVt, Prethee do what thou wo't wo*n\e, if thou haft 
A mind, hang meupquitkly. 

Lur. N?ver defpair, lie give thee my ft^arc rathcr> 
Take her, I hope (he loves thee at firft fight, 
She has Peticoates will patch thee up a fu jt ; 
Lrefiga all, onely I le keep thcfe trifles^ 
I took fome pairs for'em, I take it J*ck^\ 
What thing you pinke of beauty,- come let me 
Counfcl you both to raarfjr^ Aie has a trade, 
If you have audacity to hook in G^^mflcrs : 
Let's ha a wedding, you will be wondrous rich ; 
For fhe is impudent, and thou art miferable ; 
^ Twill be a rare match. 

tJUh As you are a man forgive'' me, lie redeem all. 
' ttir. Yo wo'noc to this geer of marriage then ? 
Wi. No, no, I thank you T^W; I cah Watch for 
A groat a night, and be every gentlemans fellow. {M^h Mig 
Lfir. Rife, and be good, keep home and tend your bufinefs* 
Wi^ Thou hak don't to purpofe, give me thy hand Tom j 
Shall we be friends ! thou fceft what ftate I am in j 
lie undertake this pennance to my Aunt, 
Juft as I am, and openly He go 5 
Where, if I be received again for currant^ ' 

And fortune fmile once more • ; 

Lur. Nay, nay, Tme fatisfied, fo farewel honeft louzie J^c^ 
Wi. I cannot help it, feme nien meet with flrangc dcftiniqis^' 
If things go right thou maift beliang'd, and I 
May live to fee't, and purchafe thy apparel • 
So farewel Tom^ commend me to thy Polcac, Exit 9 

Enter Ladyi If urfc'^ Set vant^ 
La. Now that I have my comifel ready, and iiiy caufe ripe i 
The Judges all inform 'd of the abufts 
Now that he (hould be gone^ 
Nhu Nq man knows whether, 

And 



And yet they talk he went forth wiA ia CorflaSlc ^ 
That told hifti of ftrange bufinefs, th'it Wc^ufd brirg him 
M oney and lands, and heaven knows what ; but they 
Have Tcarch'd, and cannot find out fuch an O/ficer : 
And as a fecret, Madam, they told your inan 
Nicholas^ whom you fent thither as a fpie, - 
They had a llircwd fufpition 'twas the devil 
Ith* likenefs of a Conftable, that has tempted him 
By this time to ttrange things ; there have been men 
As rich as he, have met convenient rivers, 
And fo forth • many trees have b6rn ftrangeTruits s 
De*e think he has not hang'd himfelf ? 

La. If hebehang*d, whohashisgoods ? 

Nht. They are forfeited, they fay. 

IfitA. He has hang'd himfelf for pertain then, 
Onely to cofen me of my Girles portion. Nh. Very likely 

Zr4. Or not did the Confiable carry him to fome pnfon? 

Nfi. They thought on that too, and fearch*d every where. 

La. He may be clofc for treafon, perhaps executed. 

Nh. Nay, they did look among the quarters too^ 
And muftercd all the bridgc-houfe for his night-cap. 

BntiT Servant. 

Ser. Madam, here is the gentleman agen. 

La. What gentleman ? ^ 

5^r. He that lov'd my young Miftrefs, / 

La. Alas, \\s Hartlove^\'W\\\ but feecf his melaneholly^' 
To let him fee AJaria^ fince We dare not ; 
Yet tell the world fhe lives; and certainly, 
Did not the violence of his paffion blind hinj^ 
He would fee paft fierborroi^ed^toiigue and habit* 

Nh, Pleafe y6u ehrtrtiaiih fcim a w Madam, 
He caft about for foniething with your daughter. 

La. Do what thbvl v^ot5,pray 

Bnter Hanlovk * Exh S€r^ & Nnrfe ftvera 

Ua. Madam, I come; to^asky^^^^^ , 

La. Pardon^) fii^V*h/t ? ' y oii ne re qffended me. 

l^a. Yes, if ye1)e the mother of Maria. 

L/ii I was her moth^ff but that word is cancei'd, 
'^'^ " ' la / 



The Night^ifi^Alkjr] ^ 
Atid burled with her in that very minute 
Her foul fled from her, Wc loll boch our names 
of mother and of daughter- 

Hit. Alas, Madam, 
If your relation did confiil but in* 
Thofe naked terms, I had a tide nearer, 
$ince love unices more than the tie of blood j: 
1^0 matter for thecmpty voice of mother ; 
Your nacure ftill is leit, .which in herabfencc 
Muft love CV[4riAy and not fee her aflaes 
And memory polluted. La. You amaze me, by whom ?• 

Jia. By me, I amthe vile profaner, 

X^. Why do you fpeak thus indifereedy fir 
You ever honoured her, H**. I did alive, 
But fincc fhe died, I ha been a villain to heri 

LjiA do bcfeech you fay not fo j all this' 
Is but to mike me know, hovv n^uch I finn'd 
In forcing her to marry- Ha. Do not mockc me,, 
I charge you by the Virgin you have wept for i 
For 1 have done an impious adl againtt her, , 
A deed dMc to fright her from her fleep, 
And through her marble, oft to be reveng'd ; : 
A wickednefs, chat if I (hould be fifent, 
You as a witnefs muft accufe rne for*t. 

1*4. Was I a witnefs ? Ha. Yes,yoaknew I 
LM'^rta oace ; or grants you did but think lb, ^ 
By vviuc I ha profc(t, or fhe has told you, • 
Wai'c not a faulc unpardonable in me, 
Wh-n I fihould drop my tears upon her gravc> ^ 
Yes, and proof fufftcient. La. To what ? 

H^. That IforgtcfuU of my fame and vowes 
To fair Marta\ ere the v/orm could pierce 
Her tender flirouJ, hadchang'd her for another ; 
Did yoa noc bluili to fee me tur ne a Rebell ? 
So foon to court a (hadoW, a ftrange things 
Without a name ? Oid yoa n )t curfe my levity^ 
Or ihink upon her deach with ckclefs forrow 
Tnacfh : hid fcap'd a puniilxin^ac more kUUngi 

0\k\ 



Thiittk thief : 

Oh how I fhamc to think onV 

Lah Sir in my 
Opinion, 'cwas an argument of love , . 

To your M^ria^^ot whofe fake you could 
Affev5t one chat buc carried her fniall likcnefs. 

H^. No more, you are too charitable, but 
Tk low nv/ guilt, and will from henceforth never 
Change words wi^-fi chat ftrange maid, whofe innocent fact 
Like your Marias won fo late upon ine> 
My paflfi >ns are correfted, and I can 
Look on her now> and woman kind, without 
Love in a thought ; *cis thus, I came to tell you> 
If af:er thi? acknowledgement, you*le be 
So kind to (hew me in what (ilent grave 
You have difpos'd your daughter, I will asfc 
Forgivcnefs of allherduft, and never leave, 
Till with a loud confeffion of my fliame 
I Wake her gh >ft^ and chat pronounce my pardon : 
Will you deny this favour ? then farewell^ 
lie never fee you more : ha ! 

Enter Nnrf^-^ M^ti^ in her on^^afpanly after fomefhfn 
of wonder he gaes foulard herm 
La. Be not deluded (ir, upon my life 
This is the foul wh jm you buc thought AfariA 
In my daughters habit j what did you mean Murfe ? 
Iknew fhc would but cozen you, is Qie not like now ? ^ 
One dew unto another is not nearer. 

N^, She thinks fhe is a gentlewoman ; 
And that imagination has fo taken hcr^ 
She fcorns to fpeak, how handfomly (he carries it, > 
As if fhe were a well bred thing , her body ? 
And I warrant yoifc what looks ? 
La^ Pray be not foolifhr 
Ma. I disturb no body, fpeak but half a word 
And I am fatisficd, but what needs that ? 
11c fwear ^os fTi% . L4. But do not, I befecch you,' ; 
For trud m: ii% you kaow.not what I kaoWt 
Ha, Peace then^. 



And let me pray, flie holds up her hands with me, < or! <iO 

Lit. This will betray all, I^a. Love ever honor'd. 
And ever young, thou Soveraign of all hearts, 
Of all cur forrows, the fweetcafc, She t»sep$ mtm 

Does (lie (lill cofen me ? iV7^. You will fee anon 

* fwas her defire , expe(St the iffae Madam- 

H.t. My fours fo bigge, I cannot pray ; \\$ (hf^ 
I will go nearer. Enter ^tAlgripe^ L^srcher^ 

Nf^r. Here's ^Igripe^ and other Grangers Madam- 

^AL Here good Lady, 
Upon my knees I ask thy wdrfliips pardon > 
Here's the whole futxime I had with thy fair daughter « 
Would flie were living, I might have her peace too. 
And yield her up again to her old liberty % 
I had a wife before, and could not marry ; 

pennance fhallbe on that man that honored her, ' 
Toconferrefomeland, La. This is im:r^dible^ 

'Lis truth. La^ Do you know me fir? 

e^/. Ha^ the gemlemanl deceived. 

Lur. My name is Lurcher. Al. *Shat have chy morgageo 

LuK I ha th^bralrcad/rn'o matter for the deed 
If you releafe it*' ^ ^^l: rie doVbeforeVthy wi • 
But Where's thy fifter ? if fhe live I am happy, though 
I conceal our contra^^,- which was 
Sroln from mr w^ith the evidence of this land. 
The Boy goes f9 Marra and ^ives her i paptr ; fhe wdnders^ and 
fmiies ufon Hartlove^ he am^%'dr apj^o^cbes her x afterwAfd 
Jhe Jhervs it her tmiher^ and then £ivt^it to Hartlovi. ' 

Nnr* Your daughter fmiles. 

Lnr. I hope file lives, but wHierCjI e^nnot tell fir. 

Boy. Even here, and^leife you fir. ^/f/, Hovv • 

Boy. Nay/tisHic; " V ' 

To work thy fa;r way, ! preferv.cd ydubrotherj 
That would have loff me willingly, and fer^'d yc • / 
Thus like a boy ; I fcrved yoii faithfully^ ; . ' 

And caii your plo'ts to prefej've youfcredit ; ^ ^ ^' " 

Your foul ones I diverterftbYattfufes ;'' ' - * 'si^i'irK '^^rl 
, So far as you vvould hearken to my coupfcl 5 '"^^ "'^ ' 

That 



link thief. 

That all the world may know how much you ow^ mca 
j4l. Welcome entirely, 5A'eIcomc my dear Alathcy^ 
And when I lofe thee agen, bleding forfake mc: 
Nay, let me kifs thee in thefe cbaths. 

Lht* And I too, C^hief 
And bkfs the time I had fo wile afifter j wer*c thou thciiccJ 

Bsy. I dole the contract, I muft confefs,,,^ 
And kept it to my fcif, it moft concerned mej» 

Ha. Contrafted? this di(iroyesfei^;fi%r marriage. 
Ma. Dare you give thi^ band ^^^ ] 
To this young gentleman, my heart goes with it. 

AU Mariazlivi \ how my heart's exalted, \is my duty ; 
T^ikchtx Franks Hart love ^tSiVxh^r I andalljoyes 
Withiher ; befides fome lands to advance her Joynturci 
- La, What I have is your owrt, and blelltngs crown ye^ 
Ha. Give me room, 
, And frefh air to confider, genJcmen, 
My hopes are too high* Ma», Be moretcmpcrjte, . 
Or He be Wellh again. lAI. A day of wancle:r,; : 

L«r, Lady,your lQVe,I Jiakcptmy^w^ th'^ewais 
A time, when my much fuffering made me hate you^ 
And to that end I did my beft to crofs you : , 
And fearing you were dead Iftole yo^r Gcffin^ 
That you might never more ufurp my office : 
Many more KnacTcs Xdid, which at the Weddings 
Shall be told of as harmlefs tales. 

Enter Wildbraw. Shontmthinl 
Wi. Hollow your throats a pieces, I am at homf j 
If you can roar me out again— U % , ; 

\^a. What thing this ? .- 
Lw» A continent of fleas : room for the Pag^»nt j 
-Wake room afore there ; your kinfman -Wadam^ 
L^. My kinfWn ? let me wonder I 
Wi. Do, and lie wondcrtoa, to fee this company 
At peace one with anotljcr^ ^fis not worth 
Your admiration, I was never dead yet ; 
Ye are merry Aunt) / fc^, a^d all your company : 
/f ye be not, lie fool lip, andfrov^kc ye ? 



The NighhyvAlkir] cr the littU ThUf. 

I will doifty thing to get your love again : 
lie forfwear midnight, Taverns and temptations ; 
Give good example to your Grooms, the maids 
Shall go to bed and take their reft this year • 
None lliall appear with blirtcrs in their bellies^ 

L^r. And when you will fool again, you may go ring. 

fVi* Madam, have mercy. • i4, Your fubmiflion dt^ 
Igladly take, we will 

Enquire the reafon of this habit afterwards ; 
Now you are foundly lham'd, well we rcftore you : 
Where's r^^^; ? 

Where's the Coachman ? iV^r. He's a bed ,Madam. 
And has an ague, he fayes. Lur.^ lie be his Phyfitian. ► 

La. Wc muft a foot then. Lur. E*re the Piicft ha done 
T^by (hall wait upon you with his Coach, 
And make your Flanders Mares dance back agen we'ye, 
I warrant youMadam you are mortified, 
Your fute shall be granted too*' . 

fVf. Make, make room afore there. . 

L^. Home forward with glad hcartSvhomc child. 

Ma* I wait you. 

Ha. On joyfully, the cure of all our grief, 
Is owing to this pretty little Thief* Exeunt omnet. 



The Adors Namcs^ 

^Om Lurcher. Bell-Rif^gers. 

Jack^Wtlbrain. -Bay. 

Gentlemen. tyi Lady^Mothct 10 M4ris. 

fftBice t/4l£ripe. \ Maria. 

Frank. Hart love. ( JS/f^rJc, 

Toby. Mtfirefs Newl^ve^ 

Servants^ \mmen. 

Si^l&^p ^ Mifirefs^ 

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Books newly Prinred for,and are to 
be fold by FFilliam Croo{y at the 
three "Bibla on Fleet'bridifeA66%* 

CAlhpes Cahmet opened^ wherein Gentlemen maybe 
informed how to adorn thcmfelves for funeralls^ 
feaftiags, and other Hsroiek meetings : alfoy here 
they may kxiow their place and worth, wichal the 
degrees inddiftinaiotis of Honour in the Ptealm- fhewing 
how every one oaght to take place, with the Titles due to 
them, with other things of Antiquity very obfervable^by 
James Salter. 

Sixty nine Ef(ii7matical C^raBers^ all very. Cxaftly drawn 
to the life, from feverai Perfons, Humour?, 3nd Difpofiti- 
onSj pleafant and full of delight, the fecond Edition by the 
j^uthor,R. F. Efq. 

Some years Xravels into divers parts 0/ Africa and Afia the 
gre tt^ defcribing more particularly the Empireof P^rfta and. 
JhdptfiaJt : Iticerwoven with fuch remarkable occurrences as 
hapne4 inthofe parts during thefe later Times, as alfo many 
other rich and famous Kingdomes in the Oncnn\ India ^ 
with the Ifles ^dj.:icenc, feverally relating their Religion. 
Laaguage5,Guftomes5 and Habit 5 as alfo proper obfervati- 
ons concerning them^ d^c. 

The Cpf^pleatVineya/d^ or an excellent way for the plant- 
ting of vines, not only according to the German md French 
ivay, but alfo long Expejrimented in England -y wherein are 
let forth the whole circumftances ncceffary for the planting 
a Vineyard (t^ia J ths beft eleftion of your foil, the fcitua., 
j|an thereof, the beft way for glanting^ your young pUntSr 



the beft titne awd manoer of proining, both the ftocks and 
roots, tte earning and tranflation of the ground, e^c. 
v^ithal other things neceffary to theplant, andthcfalliionof 
your VViiic-preffeSjWithlhc manner of brufingand preffing, 
and alfo how to advance our Englijh Vines, never before 
Pdnted^ by if^. Hughes. 

The Royal S^^rnm^ being an account of all themoft confi- 
- del .1 le paflagcs in thefe Kin^dom:^,fince WiUiam thzCon-- 
qftifor to time, in a broad (heet fide of paper, with the 
piftiue of our Soveraign, KingCW/ex the fecond lively 
engravc-nin Brafs. . V 

The Hijio^y of St. Georg€y the titular patron of England'^ 
his Life and iM arty r dome, with his delivering the King of 
^rtf^iaV daughter, by killing a dreadful Dragon, and the 
Coiiverfioii of that people in Verfe, by the labours o{ Iho^ 
Lomck^y Gent. 

Hie &HbiqHe^ a Comedy aftedat Vublin in Ireland with 
Applaufe. 

The Piftures to the Bible are newly and lively done fqr^ 
IT. Crook: 

There is now coming out of the Prefs thefe two new Plays^ 
|)rinted for theforefaidl?^. C^(?(7i^» 

1 . Jbi 7 rojeStors^ 

2. ViUoria & Coromhoniay or the WfaiCeDevilyboth aSed 
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